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Gunmen rob 2 gas stations

Two Ellicott City gas stations were robbed by gunmen over the weekend. A man approached the booth of a Crown gas station in the 9300 block of Route 40 around 3 a.m. Saturday and asked for a pack of cigarettes. When the clerk opened the window to complete the sale, the suspect pulled out a handgun and demanded cash.

The clerk gave the gunman an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspect then fled on foot toward the Chatham Garden Apartment complex.

The suspect, a black man in his 30s with a slender build, was 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with short hair and a light complexion. He was wearing a light-colored or gray work shirt and dark pants.

In the second robbery, about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, a man displayed a gun at the Mobil station on the 4700 block of Dorsey Hall Drive and demanded cash. A clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of money and the suspect fled on foot toward the Allview Inn.

The suspect is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, medium build and wearing a gray sweat shirt over his head. During the holdup, he wore a multi-colored bandanna around his face.

There were no injuries in either robbery and police do not know if the robberies were connected. Police are still investigating.

Man tries to abduct girl; suspect sought

An unidentified man attempted to abduct a 14-year-old girl Friday afternoon on Old Annapolis Road near Fox Hill Drive in Ellicott City. The man, who was standing near a bush, grabbed the girl as she walked toward a friend's house and carried her toward his car. The girl screamed and struggled with the suspect, who released her when he noticed a witness standing on the corner. The man fled in a black, two-door subcompact car and was last seen traveling on Old Annapolis Road toward Centennial Lane. The victim cut her arm in the fall. Police are looking for a white male in his 30s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with a heavy build, and collar-length, straight blond hair.


* 10300 block of Baltimore National Pike: Someone stole an $800 silver framed go-cart from the Reiters 40 west service station between May 18 and May 20. The go cart, which resembled a race car, was underneath a tarp in the parking area on the side of the building. It was heavy and constructed from a golf cart with a black seat.

* 9100 block of Northfield Road: Someone stole a $120 blue Starter jacket at Dunloggin Middle School. The jacket, which featured a red tomahawk on the front, was lying unprotected when it was taken from a book shelf in the school between 1:30 and 2:30 last Wednesday.

* 10300 block of Old Frederick Road: Someone left two pickup truck loads of asphalt in a front yard of a house between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday.

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