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Police report pair of footpath robberies in Columbia [Crime Log]

4:56 PM EST, February 26, 2014

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The following is compiled from police reports. Descriptions of perpetrators are included only when the description makes identification possible

Tamar Drive, 8900 block, 2:55 p.m. Feb. 23. Eight or nine people approached victim on footpath. Victim assaulted, phone stolen. Attackers fled on foot.

Walking Path near Route 175, 5:03 p.m. Feb. 20. Group of four to six people approached victim while walking on Route 175 path. Victim assaulted. Wallet stolen.

In other news from the Crime Log:

East Columbia

Hayshed Lane, 8700 block, 8:21 a.m. Feb. 23. Green Nissan Altima stolen.

Cloudleap Court, 8700 block, 3:11 a.m. Feb. 23. Entry gained to residence via bedroom window. Computer stolen.

Murray Hill Road, 7500 block, 12:04 p.m. Feb. 22. Blue Dodge Caravan with Maryland tags 23158M9 stolen.

West Columbia

Little Patuxent Parkway, 10600 block, 8:04 p.m. Feb. 22. Silver 2004 Toyota Corolla with Maryland tags 7BG1564 stolen.

Little Patuxent Parkway, 10300 block, 7:06 p.m. reported Feb. 18. On Feb. 15, five people approached victim. One threatened victim, demanded shoes and phone. Victim complied. Person fled with items.

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