Teen attacked, robbed by group of youths in Oakland Mills

A group of youngsters attacked a 16-year-old Columbia youth and stole his $150 skateboard Saturday night as he walked near an apartment complex in Oakland Mills, Howard County police said.

At about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, the boy was approached by a stranger on a bicycle in front of the Tor Apartments in the 5700 block of Stevens Forest Road, police said.

As the two began to talk, the victim noticed a group of kids approaching him from behind. When the group approached him, one member struck the boy in the face with his fist, police said. Another member struck the victim with a skateboard.

The youths fled on foot after getting the boy's $150 skateboard, which was later recovered outside the apartment building, police said.

The teen-ager's father took him to Howard County GeneraHospital, where he was treated for facial injuries and released, police said.

Police said the victim was unable to give a detailed description of his attackers.

Baseball book signing set for Saturday

Cover to Cover Bookstore Cafe, 7284 Cradlerock Way, has scheduled two baseball book signings from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The authors of "The Baseball Ballpark Project: The Creation of a Baseball Stadium," a collection of

photos of the construction of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and "The Book of Baltimore Orioles Lists" are scheduled to attend.


* Kings Contrivance: 9600 block of Hastings Drive: Someone stole the registration plates from a 1984 Chevrolet van between 9 p.m. June 22 and 8 a.m June 24.

* Long Reach: 8400 block of Oak Bush Terrace: Someone broke the driver's side front window on a 1984 Toyota Camry between 5 p.m. July 14 and 8:30 a.m. July 15, and stole a $500 35 mm camera from inside.

5300 block of Phelps Luck Drive: Someone stole $440 worth (20 cartons) of Marlboro cigarettes from a High's convenience store between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday.

* Owen Brown: Someone stole a $150 girl's 27-inch bicycle from a yard between 7 a.m. July 7 and 6 p.m. July 8.

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