Long Reach Pizza robbed by gunman [Columbia Crime Log]

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

Cloudleap Court, 8700 block, 9:10 p.m. Sept. 24. Two masked men entered Long Reach Pizza. One pointed handgun at victim while other went behind counter. Victim ordered to open register. Victim complied and gave cash from register to men. Both fled toward Old Dobbin Lane.


In other news from the Crime Log:

East Columbia

Guilford Road, 8600 block, 1:28 a.m. Sept. 28. Victims were in Harris Teeter when approached by two men and two women. As victims were exiting store, two assailants assaulted one of the victims. Two others went through his pockets and stole cash. The other victim went to get help and the fourassailants fled.

Greystone Lane, 8400 block, between 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 and 8:45 p.m. Sept. 28. Screen door to bedroom removed. Sliding door was closed but unlocked. TV, two electronic gaming systems and boots stolen.

Ellicott City

Doncaster Drive, 4600 block, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 27. Victim returned home and found several pieces of jewelry and silverware missing. Back door left unlocked.

Beaver Run Court, 4900 block, 11:45 p.m. Sept. 26. Victim was completing money count when suspect, armed with handgun, ran through front door and vaulted over counter. Suspect removed money from safe and cash drawer, jumped back over counter and fled through main entrance.

Normandy Woods, 3100 block, between 6 a.m. Sept. 23 and 2 p.m. Sept. 26. Victim returned home and found front door unsecured. No signs of forced entry. Two flat screen TVs stolen. Victim noticed vehicle had been moved from original parking spot to another part of lot.


River Hill Road, 9100 block, 3 a.m. Sept. 27. Suspect broke into storage shed but was unable to start ATV. Entered garage at different residence in same block and stole battery charger to get ATV started. James Albert Keith, 18, of the 9200 block of Grant Avenue in North Laurel, was charged with two counts of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, third- and fourth-degree burglary, theft and malicious destruction of property.

Savage/North Laurel

McKenstry Drive, 8000 block, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sept. 30. Entry gained to residence by forcing open front door. Jewelry and laptop stolen. Neighbor advised last Wednesday a subject knocked on neighbor's door but left when dog barked.

Jones Road, 7900 block, 9:37 p.m. Sept. 29. Taxi driver went to collect fare from passenger in back seat. While attempting to collect fare, victim was struck in head with handgun. Assailants demanded cash and cellphone. Victim surrendered items and iPad mini. Suspects fled on foot.

Fairview Avenue, 9400 block, 5:07 p.m. Sept. 25. Unknown suspect entered house. Two TVs, jewelry and electronic gaming system stolen. No signs of forced entry.



Daylong Lane, 6100 block, 11:17 a.m. Sept. 27. Man exposed himself to victim.

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