Howard County police were still looking yesterday for a man who attempted to rob a Columbia High's Dairy Store Wednesday night, using a large stick he pulled from a flower bed outside the store as a weapon.
One of two employees working at the store in the 5400 block of Lynx Lane in Wilde Lake suffered minor injuries when the man struck him several times with the stick, police said. The employee did not require medical treatment.
The man entered the store about 9 p.m. carrying the stick and demanding money. When the clerk refused to give any money, the man attempted to open the cash register and tried to pull the telephone out of the wall, police said.
A second store employee approached the man, starting a scuffle and forcing him to flee.