The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.
Whiteacre Road, 9600 block, 4:30 to 6:53 p.m. Dec. 29. Entry gained to apartment. Jewelry and wallet containing credit cards stolen.
Pamplona Drive, 9500 block, 1 to 2:10 p.m. Dec. 28. Entry gained through open garage. Bike stolen.
Oakland Mills Road, 7100 block, 3:54 p.m. Dec. 24. Victim approached by a group of males. Victims struck assailant with unknown object and took his wallet and skateboard.
Little Patuxent Parkway, 10300 block, 6:22 p.m. Dec. 28. 2002 Acura TL stolen.
Milltowne Drive, 3000 block, 9:40 p.m. Dec. 28. 2007 silver Chevrolet Cobalt stolen.
Roberts Road, 8400 block, 1:18 a.m. Dec. 25. Victim was knocked to the ground by two males as he returned home. Assailants threatened victim with handgun and demanded his cellphone and wallet. Victim complied and assailants fled.
Tall Trees Court, 8200 block, between 12:01 a.m. Dec. 25 and 12:07 p.m. Dec. 27. Entry attempted to residence.
Town and Country Boulevard, 9000 block, between 11:45 p.m. Dec. 23 and 12:30 a.m. Dec. 24. Entry gained through ground-level rear sliding door. Two cellphones stolen.
Troy Hill Drive, 7100 block, 5:25 a.m. Dec. 30. Entry gained to Unitec Electronics by smashing front door.
Troy Hill Drive, 7000 block, between 11:24 and 11:43 p.m. Dec. 27. Entry gained to vacant warehouse. Entry then gained to Shearer Logistics by force through adjoining wall. Flat screen TVs stolen. Truck stolen from parking lot.
Vert Drive, 6500 block, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m Dec. 27. Entry gained by prying kitchen door. Jewelry stolen.
Montpelier Road, 7500 block, 2:46 a.m. Dec. 30. Assailant wearing mask entered Exxon gas station and demanded money. Cashier complied. Assailant exited store and ran towards Montpelier Road.
Thamesmead Road, 9100 block, between 2:50 and 4 p.m. Dec. 26. Homeowner returned home to find front door halfway open. Nothing stolen.
Blues Alley, 9100 block, between 11 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Dec. 25. Entry gained by kicking in front door to apartment. Handgun, electronics, shoes and bedding stolen.
Fens Hollow, 9400 block, Dec. 21. Victim in the process of moving into residence found a new lock box on the front door. Electronics and photography equipment stolen. No signs of forced entry.
If you have any further information about these crimes, call Howard County police at 410-313-2200.