Police hunting suspects in two store robberies

July 07, 2000|By Julie Bykowicz | Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF

Police are seeking suspects in the apparently unrelated robberies of two Columbia convenience stores late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

The first took place at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday at the 7-Eleven on Columbia Road.

One man stood at the store's door, while another announced a robbery and indicated that he had a weapon by placing his hand under his shirt. The store's clerks were ordered to hand over the money in the cash register.

Howard County police are looking for two men in their early 20s. Both wore blue jeans and covered their faces with stockings or scarves.

Shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday, a Royal Farm store in the 8200 block of Lark Brown Road in Elkridge was robbed when a woman entered the store, displayed a black, semiautomatic handgun and demanded cigarettes and money from the cash register.

Police are searching for a woman in her early to mid-20s who is thought to have fled in a black sports utility vehicle or Jeep with tinted windows.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call police at 410-313-2220, or call the Metro Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 410-276-8888.

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