The crime report is a sampling of crimes in Howard County compiled from police reports.
Quiet Hours: 6600 block, Owen Brown. A man approached a woman walking at 11 p.m. Saturday, put his hands in his pockets, implied he had a weapon and demanded her purse. The woman handed him her purse, and he fled. Gerwig Lane: 9500 block. Someone entered Opal Technologies Inc. by throwing a block of concrete through a window about 10 p.m. Sunday, activating an alarm. The thief stole more than $46,000 worth of computer chips.
Deepage Drive: 7000 block, Owen Brown. Someone pried open a door between 10 p.m. Sept. 22 and 7 a.m. Thursday. Nothing was taken.
Cloudleap Court: 8700 block, Long Reach. Someone entered a residence at 6 a.m. Sept. 22 and ransacked it. It was unclear what was stolen.
Bright Dawn Court: 5200 block. Someone entered a home through an unlocked garage and interior door between 11 p.m. Sept. 20 and 6 a.m. Sept 21 and stole a purse and keys from the kitchen. The thief then used the keys to take a car.
Skilift Court: 11200 block, Hickory Ridge. A youth tried to steal a bicycle from the patio of a home about 6: 30 p.m. Monday. The homeowner confronted the juvenile, and he abandoned the bicycle.
Wilde Lake Terrace: Someone stole two bicycles from an open garage between 10 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday.
Woodam Court: 5200 block, Wilde Lake. Someone entered a garage by breaking a window between 10 a.m. Sept. 21 and 7 a.m. Sept. 22 and stole a wallet from a car. The wallet was recovered, but the money was missing.
Governor Warfield Parkway: 10000 block. Two men entered Downtown Printing about noon Sept. 21, displayed a handgun and demanded the owner's Rolex watch, valued at $15,000.
Harpers Farm Road: 5900 block, Harper's Choice. Someone stole a mountain bike from an apartment stairwell about 5 p.m. Sept. 21.
Ilkley Moor Court: 4700 block, Ellicott City. Someone entered a home between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday and stole a safe containing cash.
Washington Blvd.: 6600 block, Elkridge. Someone entered a home by removing molding from a ground-floor window about 5 p.m. Thursday and stole a safe containing two pieces of jewelry and cash.
Deep Run Parkway: 6600 block, Elkridge. Someone attempted to cut a lock from a commercial shed about 2 a.m. Sunday.
Deep Run Parkway: 6600 block, Elkridge. Someone entered a shed about 3 p.m. Thursday and stole a bicycle.
Deep Run Parkway: 6600 block, Elkridge. Someone attempted to enter a shed containing an $8,000 Harley Davidson motorcycle and two bicycles between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 21 by cutting a bolt lock. Nothing was taken.
Waterloo Road: 5600 block, Ellicott City. Someone entered Express Fuel Petro about midnight Friday by smashing a glass door and stole eight cartons of cigarettes.
North Ridge Road: 3300 block, Ellicott City. Using undetermined means, someone entered NVR Mortgage LP and stole fax machines.
Whiskey Bottom Road: 9200 block. Someone kicked in a basement door and entered the home between 8 a.m. Thursday and 4 p.m. Monday. Nothing was taken.
Jackson Court: 9400 block. Someone activated a home burglar alarm system about 3 a.m. yesterday while opening an unlocked window. It did not appear that the person entered the home.
Park Ave.: 9500 block. Someone entered a home between 10 p.m. Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday by throwing a brick through a window. Nothing was taken.
Sewall Ave.: 9200 block. Someone entered a home between 10 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday by cutting a screen to open a window and stole a wallet and a hand-held computer.
Scaggsville Road: 11800 block. Someone attempted to pry open the front door of Ledo Pizza about 6 a.m. Saturday by putting a magnet in the door to prevent it from locking.
Madison Ave.: 9300 block. Someone entered a home between 5 p.m. Sept. 20 and 4 p.m. Sept. 21 and stole video games, 30 game tapes and an antique coin collection. There was no sign of forced entry.
Ten Oaks Road: 3800 block, Glenelg. A woman entered Little George's Country Meat Store about 5 p.m. Monday and asked to fill out a job application. While filling out the form, she implied she had a gun and demanded money. The cashier handed the woman an undetermined amount of cash. The robber forced him to walk out of the store's south-side entrance while she fled out the north side.