Carney woman robbed, forced into car trunk

Victim discovered at Columbia complex

April 07, 2001|By Tim Craig | Tim Craig,SUN STAFF

An 18-year-old Carney woman was robbed at gunpoint yesterday morning, then forced into the trunk of her car and driven around for several hours, Baltimore County police said.

Police are trying to determine if the incident is connected to a similar robbery Tuesday in Hillendale.

"We are going to look at these two incidents to see if they are related," said Cpl. Vickie Warehime, a police spokeswoman. "But until we make an arrest we cannot verify if these crimes were committed by the same people."

Warehime said the woman was getting out of her car in the 2000 block of Aspen Hill Road about 1 a.m. when two men approached her.

The men, who were wearing masks and hoods, showed the woman a handgun and stole her purse before forcing her into the trunk, police said.

The men abandoned the car in the 11000 block of Powder Run Road in Columbia.

The woman was discovered about 8 a.m. when a man who lives in a condominium complex there heard her screaming. Rescue workers freed her from the trunk a short time later, said Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn.

The woman declined medical treatment.

In the robbery Tuesday, a 22-year-old man was walking to an apartment in the 6800 block of Queens Fairy Road about 2 a.m. when two men brandished handguns and demanded his wallet.

The men - who also were wearing hoods and masks - drove around with the victim in the trunk of his car for an hour and half before abandoning the vehicle at Northern Parkway and York Road in Govans.

Sun staff writer Lisa Goldberg contributed to this article.

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