Three in car stopped in Ellicott City, charged in robbery at store in mall

June 17, 1996|By Ed Heard | Ed Heard,SUN STAFF

Three Baltimore residents have been charged in the robbery of a sports store in The Mall in Columbia after Howard County police stopped their car in Ellicott City.

Randall Paul Gilliam, 40, of the 1800 block of Bolton St. and Lawrence Ray Talley, 51, of the 200 block of Robert St. each were being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $50,000 bond, a Howard County District Court commissioner said.

Rhonda Lannal Gilliam, also of the Bolton Street address, was being held at the jail on $10,000 bond, the commissioner said.

According to police, a man entered the Athlete's Foot store in the mall about 7: 30 p.m. Thursday and asked about items. Then the man pulled what appeared to be a dark-colored revolver from a pack and announced a robbery.

When the clerk gave him $150, the man fled from the mall. He got into a red Geo Prizm with another man and a woman and rode off, police said.

Police broadcast a description of the vehicle over the police radio. Less than an hour later, officers stopped a car on U.S. 40 near Centennial Lane and arrested the three people inside, police said. In the car, officers found $150 and a black starter pistol, police said.

Pub Date: 6/17/96

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