Howard Crime Report

HOWARD CRIME REPORT

November 06, 2003

The crime report is a sampling of crimes in Howard County compiled from police. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313-3700.

East Columbia

Basket Ring Road: 9700 block, Oakland Mills. The front door of a home was forced open and items, including cash, clothing, a bicycle, video cassette recorder, digital video disc, cell phone, guitar, leather jacket and shoes, were stolen Oct. 21.

Tamar Drive and Route 175: Long Reach. A woman on her way home from work Oct. 26 was stopped at a traffic light when four men entered her car through an unlocked passenger door. One man displayed a knife, and money was taken. The thieves fled in a dark, older-model vehicle.

West Columbia

Brook Way: 5300 block, Wilde Lake. A guitar and case, amplifier, toolbox, several compact discs and cash were taken from an apartment between Oct. 17 and 21. There was no sign of forced entry.

Twin Rivers Road: 10400 block, Wilde Lake. A man approached an employee in a Giant supermarket and forced him into an office Oct. 26. Once inside, the man pointed a gun at employees and obtained an unspecified amount of money. He ordered the employees to move behind the safe door and lie on the ground, and then left the store.

Little Patuxent Parkway: 10300 block, Town Center. After two men entered the Casual Male Premier Big & Tall store Oct. 24, one man leaned over a counter, pulled a gun from his waistband and demanded money. The men walked into a nearby Nordstrom's store.

April Journey Way: 5500 block, Dorsey's Search. Someone used a brick to break the rear window in the basement to gain entry into the home Wednesday. A bicycle was stolen from the residence.

Lynx Lane: 5400 block, Wilde Lake. Two men who entered a KFC restaurant Friday, placed an order, ate it and then took money from a safe and a register.

Ellicott City/Elkridge

Town & Country Blvd.: 9000 block, Ellicott City. An armed man approached a person walking near a vehicle and took a small amount of cash and a cell phone Oct. 20. The thief wore a white bandana over his face and a black-hooded sweat shirt, blue jeans and tan boots.

Huntshire Drive: 6500 block, Elkridge. The front door of a High's store was forced open, and a First Mariner bank ATM was stolen Oct. 22.

Levering Ave.: 5400 block, Elkridge. Someone forced open a rear door to gain entry to a home Oct. 22 and stole a video cassette recorder, digital video disc player, video game console and other electronic equipment

Papillon Drive: 8800 block, Ellicott City. Someone smashed a rear window to gain entry to a residence Thursday or Friday. Money was taken from the kitchen and bedroom.

N. Laurel/Savage/Jessup

Whiskey Run Road: 9900 block, North Laurel. A woman was approached by three men while on a parking lot Oct. 28. One of the men grabbed the woman's purse and said, "Give it up." The thieves took the purse and fled on foot toward All Saints Road.

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