Intruders tie up woman, take jewelry and moneyHoward...

February 13, 1996

Intruders tie up woman, take jewelry and money

Howard County police are searching for a group of Vietnamese-speaking males who they say forced their way into an Ellicott City apartment Friday, bound a 32-year-old resident with tape and stole her cash, jewelry and stereo equipment.

Police said the incident took place about 8:45 p.m. Friday when a group of five or six men wearing hoods and armed with knives and a handgun entered the woman's apartment in the 3100 block of Normandy Woods Drive after knocking on her door.

Once inside, the intruders covered the woman's eyes, wrapped her hands with tape and ransacked the apartment, taking the stereo equipment and an undetermined amount of cash and jewelry, police said.

The victim apparently was not injured, they said.

Police seek gunman in gas station robbery

Howard County police are searching for a robber who entered a gas station in Ellicott City, pointed a gun at a clerk and demanded money.

After the clerk placed the unknown amount of cash into a bag, the robber fled on foot, police said.

The robbery occurred shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday when a man entered the Shell Food Market in the 8500 block of Baltimore National Pike, police said. He approached the counter, pretending to purchase something.

When the clerk opened the cash register, the man displayed a handgun and demanded money, police said.

He was described as a black male, 19 to 22 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 150 pounds.

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the robber. Anyone with information can call Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline at (410) 276-8888.

Police log

Elkridge: 6600 block of Santa Barbara Road: An alarm sounded at a business shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday. Glass in the front door had been smashed with a baseball bat.

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