Police are looking for two youths in the gang beating and robbery of another youth at a Royal Farm store in Columbia's Oakland Mills village Friday, police said.
The incident took place about about 11:30 p.m., when the 18-year-old victim left the store in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road and was approached by the two youths who asked him for a cigarette. The two then pulled the man around the corner of the building, where he was beaten by eight to 10 other youths.
One of the two youths who first confronted the victim was described as a thin, 5-foot-4-inch, black male about 17 years old with short hair and a dark complexion. He was wearing a dark blue "NY" baseball hat turned backward, a dark blue T-shirt with a design on it and dark blue pants.
The other was described as a 5-foot-7-inch black male about 17 years old with dark skin. He was wearing a black T-shirt, shorts and sneakers.