Man charged in robbery of woman working on car


A 25-year-old Columbia man was charged with robbing a woman while she tinkered with her car on an east Columbia parking lot Tuesday night, Howard County police said.

According to police, a man approached the woman in the 6400 block of Dobbin Road, put a sharp object against her back, took her wallet and ran. The woman was not injured.

Carlton Charles Murray Jr. of the 6000 block of Majors Lane was released on $5,000 bond Wednesday, a District Court commissioner said.

Police said Mr. Murray was arrested after the victim gave them a description of the suspect.


* Owen Brown: 9200 block of Berger Road: Someone broke the front window of Sparks Computerized Car Care with a brick and took cash from inside early yesterday, police said.

* Long Reach: 8700 block of Cloudleap Court: A 1986 Yamaha motorcycle stolen Tuesday was found abandoned on a nearby bike path minutes later, police said.

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