The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.

Center Park Drive, 8800 block, 12:54 a.m. Nov. 22. Man holding knife and bag entered 7-Eleven and jumped over counter. Ordered clerk to open cash register and safe. Clerk complied. Man jumped back over counter and ran out door.

In other news from the Crime Log: 

East Columbia


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Delphinium Court, 5400 block, 2:21 p.m. Nov. 23. Entry gained to residence via rear sliding door. Laptop stolen.

Kings Meade Way, 8400 block, between 8 a.m. and 7:20 p.m. Nov. 20. Entry gained to residence. Two electronic gaming systems stolen.

Red Branch Road, 9100 block, between 3:37 p.m. Nov. 17 and 4:45 p.m. Nov. 18. Entry gained to Syntonics LLC through front door. Burglary alarm went off. Laptops stolen. Pry marks observed on front door and frame.

West Columbia

Little Patuxent Parkway, 12000 block, between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 20. Entry gained to residence by forcing open front door. Areas ransacked. Two bags of loose change stolen.

Lime Kiln Road, 12000 block, between 10:45 p.m. Nov. 18 and 6:45 a.m. Nov. 19. Entry gained to garage. ATV stolen.

If you have any further information about these crimes, call Howard County police at 410-313-2200.