Man shoves woman, 22, steals her purse, escapes

March 19, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

A robber pushed a woman into a wall and snatched her purse at the Long Reach Village Center in Columbia last week, Howard County police said.

The victim, a 22-year-old from Columbia, was not injured in the robbery Friday in the 8700 block of Cloudleap Court, police said.

The woman was walking from her car at 10: 35 p.m. when a man approached from a bike path near the shopping center, pushed her against a wall, took her property and ran back to the bike path, police said.

The robber was described as white, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium build. He wore a white knit hat and a red and white flannel jacket, police said.

Pub Date: 3/19/96

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