Two armed intruders get $200 and wallet of 85-year-old man

November 19, 1996|By Jill Hudson | Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF

An elderly North Laurel man was robbed at gunpoint after two men knocked on the door of his home Saturday night, Howard County police reported yesterday.

Raymond Clay Sr., 85, who lives on All Saints Road, was robbed by two men brandishing small semiautomatic handguns about 8 p.m., police said.

Clay said yesterday that the men forced their way into his house when he cracked the door to see who was outside. Once inside, the men demanded money and ransacked the house, police reported.

The intruders took $200 and Clay's wallet, but were unable to find anything else, Clay said.

Clay was hit on the shoulder by the gunmen as they ran out of the house, but he was otherwise unharmed.

Police said they trailed the pair to a residential construction area nearby, but made no arrests.

One of the robbers is described as a black man with a mustache, 25 to 27 years old, 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall, weighing 140 pounds and wearing a black jacket, black pants and gray pullover ski mask.

The other is described as a black man, 5-foot-5 or 5-foot-6, wearing jeans and a red jacket with black writing on the back.

Pub Date: 11/19/96

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