Howard County police are investigating an attempted carjacking in Jessup on Jan. 4 in which a 43-year-old Elkridge woman was assaulted.
The incident occurred at 8:55 p.m. at a pay phone in the 7300 block of Washington Blvd., police said. After using the telephone and entering her car, the woman was approached by a gunman, who repeatedly ordered her out of the vehicle, officers said.
She resisted and screamed for help. The man, who was wearing a ski mask, struck her once on the left side of her head with the gun and fled on foot, police said.
The woman ran for help to a police officer who was nearby on a traffic stop. The officer called for additional units, including a K-9 unit, but they were unable to find the attacker, police said.
Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a suspect in the incident. Call the Metro Crime Stoppers at 276-8888.