Man robbed of cash, jewelry at Laurel

Howard County police are searching for an armed robber who stole $2,000 and gold jewelry from a 44-year-old Baltimore man Sunday afternoon outside the Laurel Race Course.

The victim, who was uninjured, had just cashed a ticket at the track at North Laurel Road and Washington Boulevard, police said.

As he walked to his vehicle on the parking lot about 2:30 p.m., a man approached him and displayed a handgun, police said. The stranger demanded the man's cash and his gold watch, bracelet and ring.

The victim complied, police said. After getting the victim's money and jewelry, the robber fled on foot.

The robber is described as a black male, between 30 and 35, 6 feet 1 inch tall, and 180 pounds, police said. He was wearing a white T-shirt, black cutoff shorts, tennis shoes and a black baseball cap.


* North Laurel: 9300 block of North Laurel Road: Someone stole a case of beer from a screened porch between 1:10 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday.

9100 block of Moonshine Hollow: Someone entered a front bay window between 10 a.m. and 10:40 p.m. Sunday. Nothing was taken.

* Scaggsville: 8300 block of Sweet Cherry Lane: Someone smashed the glass in a rear door between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, and stole jewelry, coins and a camcorder.

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