Masked man holds up store in Columbia

February 28, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

County police are investigating the holdup of a convenience store in the Thunder Hill neighborhood of Columbia's Oakland Mills Village by a masked man who implied he had a weapon inside a paper bag.

Sgt. Morris Carroll, a police spokesman, said the man entered the Thunder-Mart in the 5100 block of Thunder Hill Road about 8: 15 p.m. Thursday and ordered the clerk to open the register and get down on the floor.

The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, Carroll said.

The robber, described as 5 feet 11, 150 pounds and about 35 years old, was wearing a dark ski mask, a black fleece jacket with red trim, black jeans and a dark glove on his right hand.

Pub Date: 2/28/99

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