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

West Columbia

Farewell Road, 9500 block, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Victim was walking when approached by man. Man struck him in mouth and knocked him to ground. Man rifled through victim's pockets. Nothing stolen.

Charter Drive, 10700 block, 4:42 p.m. Aug. 22. Victim said she was inside rest room when a woman stole her cellphone.


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