Woman attacked and robbed in stairwell


Howard County police are investigating the robbery of a woman Tuesday in Ellicott City.

Catherine Putgenter, 55, of Columbia was accosted in the stairwell of an office building in the 4800 block of Dorsey Hall Drive about 11:10 a.m. The robber kicked her in the leg and demanded money. After hitting her in the right side of her ribs with his fist, the man fled with the woman's wallet, police said.

The woman, who was not seriously hurt, told police she saw a second man acting as a lookout.



* Elkridge: 6700 block Santa Barbara Court:A 1992 Ford F-150 pickup with Maryland license tag 1BP445 was stolen Tuesday.

6200 Race Road: Steel planks were removed from a business and truck tires were stolen Monday or Tuesday.

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