Woman flees carjacking try at Ellicott City traffic light

August 13, 1996

A woman was the victim of an attempted carjacking as she sat at a stoplight in Ellicott City early yesterday county police said.

A man approached the 38-year-old woman's white 1993 Ford Escort station wagon at U.S. 40 and Bethany Lane about 6: 15 a.m. and tried to open the locked driver's door.

He ordered the woman to give him the car and punched her in the face through an open window when she refused, police said. The woman, whose identity was not released, drove away. She received minor facial injuries, police said.

The assailant is described as a black male, about 6 feet, with a dark complexion and thin build.

Telephone technician robbed at gunpoint in Elkridge

A Pasadena man was robbed at gunpoint Friday afternoon while working on a cable box in Elkridge, police said.

James Hiltz, 31, an employee of Bell Atlantic, was working on a cable box near Ducketts Lane and U.S. 1 about 1: 55 p.m. when a man showed a handgun and demanded money, said Sgt. Glenn Hansen of county police.

The gunman, who fled with a small sum of money, is described as black, 5 feet 7 and 150 pounds with a thin build. He was wearing red shorts and a gray sweat shirt.

Police log

Ellicott City: 8700 block of Town & Country Boulevard: A pizza delivery man was robbed of $20 about 10: 10 p.m. Sunday by a man wielding a baseball bat.

Elkridge: 100 block of St. Jean Way: A resident noticed two screens had been removed from bedroom windows between 7: 50 a.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday. No entry was made.

Ellicott City: 8500 block of U.S. 40: Two 1993 Acura Legends, one red, one white, were stolen from Acura West between July 25 and Thursday. The cars were discovered missing during inventory.

Pub Date: 8/13/96

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