Police continue search for suspect in holdup

April 09, 2000|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF

Howard County police were still searching yesterday for a 40-year-old Elkridge man who they believe robbed a Shell gas station last week.

Detectives identified the suspect in the holdup as Jeffrey Michael Lewis of the 6000 block of Rock Glen Drive.

Lewis' home in the Rockburn Commons Condominiums is within walking distance of the gas station in the 6200 block of Washington Blvd.

According to a police account of the incident, a gunman walked into the station at 11 p.m. Thursday and threatened a 31-year-old clerk with a handgun. The gunman took money out of the cash register and left the store.

No one was injured. Witnesses, police said, saw the gunman get into a dark Toyota Corolla with Maryland license plate HCV-250. Detectives were able to trace the license plate to Lewis, police said.

Police are warning residents in the area to watch for Lewis. He was last seen driving a black 2000 Toyota Corolla. He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and indictment in the holdup.

Anyone with information about the crime should call police at 410-313-3200 or the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 410-276-8888.

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