Holding employees at gunpoint, 2 men rob jewelry store at mall

July 23, 1996|By Erica C. Harrington | Erica C. Harrington,SUN STAFF

Two men held employees of a Columbia jewelry store at gunpoint Sunday and robbed the store, Howard County police said.

The robbers entered Edward Arthur Jeweler in The Mall in Columbia about 2: 15 p.m., said Sgt. Steven Keller of the Howard County Police Department. They ordered four employees to lie on the floor and then took an unspecified amount of jewelry. The men ran from the store. No one was injured.

One of the robbers was described as a black male, 35 to 40 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with a thin build. He wore glasses with thick black rims.

The other robber was described as a black male, 40 to 50 years old, 6 feet tall, weighing 150 to 160 pounds, with a mustache. He was wearing small round or oval sunglasses, a multicolored, button-down shirt with vertical stripes and dark dress pants.

Police log

Harper's Choice: 5400 block of Old Tucker Row: Someone took checks and credit cards between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday after bending a bedroom screen and entering the house.

Dorsey's Search: 5600 block of April Journey: A green 1993 Honda Accord was recovered Friday after being stolen Thursday night.

Hickory Ridge: 11600 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: A green 1992 Honda Accord, Maryland tags CSB 925, was stolen between 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

Town Center: 5500 block of Sterrett Place: A blue 1991 Pontiac Grand Am, Maryland tags CYT 162, was stolen between 10: 30 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday.

Pub Date: 7/23/96

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