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A knife-wielding bandit robbed a clerk of cash from the Moores Mill Citgo service station on Conowingo Road in Bel Air Thursday at 5 a.m., the county Sheriff's Department said.

A clerk told deputies thata man threatened her with a knife as she was opening the business, the department said.

The man pushed the woman against a wall and demanded that she open the station's safe. The clerk said she told the thief that she could not open the safe, the department said.

The man then grabbed themoney from a cash drawer and fled from the business, police said. The clerk was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male,about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a green parka with fur trim on the hood, a gray ski mask with holes cut out for the eyes and mouth and a blue sweat shirt.


A woman reported to police that she was raped ina field in Abingdon after being abducted from a Baltimore city street on Feb. 23, the sheriff's department said.

The woman told policeshe was walking on Eastern Avenue in Baltimore when a man driving a shiny red pickup truck stopped his vehicle and forced her to get intohis truck at knifepoint, police said.

The victim said she was forced to lay down in the truck. She said she was driven to a field nearthe Constant Friendship development and was raped, police said.

Following the attack, the man and the victim struggled for the knife, the woman told police. The man was stabbed in the stomach during the struggle.

The man pushed the woman out of the truck and drove away, the department said. The woman, after contacting police at 2:15 a.m., was treated and released from Fallston General Hospital.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall, with short dark hair, the department said. He was wearing gray pants and a white shirt.

Crimes that city and county police agencies said they investigated last week include:


3400 block Philadelphia Road:Tools were stolen and a door damaged at a house Feb. 17. Loss totaled $1,105.

Bel Air

100 block Royal Oak Avenue: A portable compact disc player, radar detector and cassette tapes were stolen from a parked car Feb. 15. A window of the car was damaged. Loss totaled $730.

Havre de Grace

600 block Bourbon Street: Tools, a drill and circular saw, worth $1,075, were taken from a parked car Feb. 22.


1400 block North Bend Road: Copper and light fixtureswere stolen and three padlocks damaged at three storage trailers owned by Benfield Electric Co. of Forest Hill on Feb. 25. Loss totaled $3,445.

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