Man selling speakers is robbed at gunpoint

November 08, 1996|By Jill Hudson | Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF

A man trying to sell stereo speakers out of his van in the parking lot of the Oakland Mills Village Center was robbed Wednesday afternoon, Howard County police said yesterday.

The victim, identified as Steven Colea, 26, of Landover Hills, in Prince George's County, was approached about 5: 15 p.m. by a young male who offered to buy the speakers, said Sgt. Glenn Hansen, a police spokesman.

Colea, who has a peddler's license, followed the customer to an apartment in the 9600 block of Whiteacre Road, supposedly to get the cash, police said.

When the customer came out, he lifted his shirt to show a black 9 mm Beretta and told Colea to leave the speakers, police said.

The robber is described as a black male, 6 feet 2 inches, 200 pounds, with a thin beard and wearing a tan cap. He was seen driving a tan 4-door car with temporary tags and a noisy exhaust.

Pub Date: 11/08/96

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