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County police have charged an Ellicott City teen-ager with five counts of being an accessory to armed robbery in connection with a seriesof recent hold-ups, a police spokesman said.

Jennifer Williams, 17, of the 10000 block of Green Clover Drive, was charged as an adult with being an accomplice to the five robberies, which occurred between July 23 and Sept. 10, said Sgt. Gary L. Gardner. Police charged herTuesday.

Two men, Kenneth Ray Perkins, 20, of the 1800 block of Morrell Park Road in Baltimore, and Nicholas Alexander Vennari, 17, of the 3200block of Six Pence Circle in Columbia, were arrested earlier this month and charged with committing the robberies.

The robberies occurred at several county businesses, where two men reportedly threatenedemployees with a gun, police said.

A tip from a citizen led police to the suspects, Gardner said.

Williams is suspected of being the driver in at least one of the robberies, Gardner said.


A man wearing no pants indecently exposed himself Monday in Elkridge to an 8-year-old girl, whom he beckoned to his car under the pretense of asking for directions, county police said.

The child reported that the man, in his late 20s, was parked along the 6300 block of Ducketts Lane when he asked her for directions shortly before 3 p.m., police said.

When the girl approached the car, she noticed that the man was naked from the waist down, police said. She then ran away and the man did not try to pursue her.

Police said the suspect, a white male with black curly hair, was reported driving a small blue foreign car.


Other crimes reported to Howard County police:


7000 block Route 32: Sept. 24, a microwave oven and a television were reported stolen 8 a.m. from a home entered through an unlocked rear door.


5000 blockColumbia Road: Sept. 24, a 1986 Honda motorcycle was stolen sometimeovernight from an apartment complex parking lot.

9200 block Pirate's Cove: Sept. 23, a prowler entered a home through a basement window but was scared off when the homeowner returned. The man ran in the direction of Guilford Road.

6100 block Turnabout Lane: Sept. 21, a1987 Chevrolet Cavalier was reported stolen 6 p.m. from a residential parking lot.

10200 block Shaker Drive: Sept. 20, jewelry and electronic equipment were reported stolen 3:30 a.m. from a home entered through an unlocked window.

10200 block Wincopin Circle: Sept. 19,a 1985 Dodge Ram pickup truck was reported stolen 6 p.m. from a parking lot.

6200 block Tufted Moss: Sept. 19, silverware and jewelry items were reported stolen 2:15 p.m. from home forcibly entered through a rear sliding glass door.

Ellicott City

4500 block Cornflower Court: Sept. 23, tools and electronic equipment were reported stolen 7:30 a.m. from a garage of a residence.

4600 block Wild Filly Court: Sept. 23, several pieces of jewelry were stolen sometime duringthe day after a burglar entered a home through a rear sliding glass door.

7700 block Sandstone Court: Sept. 19, carpeting was reportedstolen 7 a.m. from a home under construction.

13100 block Williamfield Drive: Sept. 19, cash was reported stolen 2 p.m. from a home entered through a basement window.

North Laurel

8900 block River Island Drive: Sept. 22, a 1961 Chevrolet automobile was stolen sometime overnight from an apartment complex parking lot.

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