Man with knife robs store, is suspect in other holdups

January 20, 1998

A man with a knife robbed a Sykesville convenience store of an undisclosed amount Saturday.

State police believe the same man robbed the Little George's convenience store in the 7200 block of Gaither Road on Jan. 3.

Other recent robberies by a man fitting his general description occurred Jan. 8 at the 7-Eleven in the 7600 block of Woodbine Road in Woodbine and Jan. 12 at the High's store in the 1900 block of Liberty Road in Eldersburg.

No one was injured in the robberies, police said.

Howard County police said yesterday that the suspect may also have robbed a Papa John's Pizza on Route 40 Dec. 22 and DTC High's store in the 9000 block of Frederick Road in Ellicott City on Friday.

The suspect in Saturday's robbery was described as white, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 160 pounds with light brown or blond hair. He wore a dark ski mask, dark jacket and blue jeans and may have fled toward Gaither Manor Apartments.

Based upon previous descriptions, the suspect is in his late 20s or early 30s and may wear blue-tinted sunglasses.

Anyone with information about these incidents may call Detective Sgt. Bruce Smith at the Westminster barracks, 410-848-3111 or 410-876-8989.

Fire

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 10: 07 a.m. Saturday to a fire alarm in the 1400 block of Progress Way. Units were out 16 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 9: 57 a.m. Friday to a carbon monoxide investigation in the 6300 block of Piney Ridge Drive. Units were out 20 minutes.

Police

Sykesville: A Morris Drive resident told police that auto parts, accessories and property were stolen from his 1988 Corvette while it was parked at his home between Jan. 12 and Saturday. The loss was estimated at $6,050.

Pub Date: 1/20/98

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