Teen robbed while walking from The Mall in Columbia

October 08, 1996|By Erin Texeira | Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF

A 16-year-old from Harper's Choice village was robbed by another teen while walking from The Mall in Columbia's Town Center to Bennigan's restaurant about 7: 20 p.m. Saturday, Howard County police said yesterday.

A teen-ager with two companions displayed a silver-colored handgun and stole about $16 from the youth before fleeing toward the Mall on a bicycle, said Sgt. T. D. Ball, a Howard County police spokeswoman.

The two other boys did not participate in the crime but left with the robber, Ball said.

The robber was described as black, with a medium complexion, and wearing a gray or white hooded sweat shirt and blue jeans.

In an unrelated incident about 11 a.m. that day, two 13-year-old boys were robbed but not injured in the Harper's Choice village center while walking near Kahler Hall, Ball said.

The boys, both residents of the village, were approached by another boy who partly hid his face with a T-shirt. He reached into the pocket of one of the boys and took about $1 before riding away on a black bike, she said.

He was described as 6 feet tall, age 16 to 18, weighing 180 pounds, and wearing a black cap, red T-shirt and dark jacket, Ball said.

Police log

Town Center: 10900 block of Little Patuxent Parkway: Two boys entered the pool at Howard Community College Sunday afternoon but fled after being discovered. The 14- to 16-year-old boys wore shorts and tennis shoes and were carrying beach towels.

Wilde Lake: 10800 block of Green Mountain Circle: Someone tried to steal a 1993 Mercury Topaz Friday or Saturday.

Harpers Choice: 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road: Someone stole a blue 1987 Chevrolet Silverado Thursday night or Friday morning. It has Pennsylvania license plates YZ37504.

Pub Date: 10/08/96

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