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

East Columbia

Tamar Drive, 6000 block, 5:56 p.m. March 12. Victim approached by unknown man, who assaulted him and demanded money and phone. Victim had neither. Nothing stolen.

West Columbia

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Cedar Lane, 5500 block, 4:45 p.m. March 15. 2000 White Buick Century stolen.

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