Man steals car from dealership lot


A man who pretended to be a prospective car buyer at an Ellicott City car dealership drove off the lot while the salesman VTC discussed the vehicle's features Saturday, Howard County police said.

According to police, a salesman at Acura West in the 9500 block of U.S. 40 started a car's engine and opened the hood to show a man the car's parts about 6 p.m.

The man drove off as soon as the salesman closed the car's hood, police said. He was last seen driving the stolen car east on U.S. 40, police said.

The suspect was described as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium build and a mustache. He wore jeans, a yellow sweater and a brown coat, police said.


* Ellicott City: 9300 block of U.S. 40: Burglars cut locks off two storage trailers behind the Caldor store at Chatham Mall and stole paper products and Christmas decorations early Friday, police said.

* Elkridge: 6600 block of Pheasant Drive: Someone cut four of a home's window screens and attempted to pry open a door Friday, but police said there was no entry.

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