The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.

Elkridge/Jessup

Old Waterloo Road, 6400 block, 2:51 a.m. Jan. 21. Employees confronted inside store by two masked men. One threatened employee with handgun and demanded cash. Cash stolen. No one injured.

In other news from the Crime Log: 

Pirch Way, 6700 block, 1:11 p.m. Jan. 16. Entry gained to residence via rear window. Jewelry stolen.

Clements Lane, 6100 block, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. Jan. 15. Entry gained to residence by breaking window. Electronics and firearms stolen.

Ellicott City

Main Street, 5700 block, between 12:01 a.m. Jan. 13 and 12:23 p.m. Jan. 17. Entry gained to residence through unlocked first-floor window. Cash stolen.

Savage/North Laurel

Park Avenue, 9600 block, between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Jan. 19. Victims confronted by two unknown people with handguns and knife. Electronics, jewelry, keys and cash. No one injured.

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