Woman leaving car is robbed at knifepoint


A man armed with a knife robbed an East Columbia woman as she got out of her car Friday night, Howard County police said.

The victim was not injured in the 11 p.m. assault in the 9000 block of Watchlight Court in the Long Reach Village, though the robber threatened to use the knife, police said.

He was described as a black male in his 20s, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds and with a light mustache. He wore a dark T-shirt, dark jeans and a dark baseball cap, police said.

Any one with information should call Howard County police at 313-2220.


* Long Reach: 8700 block of Cloudleap Court: Two teen-agers grabbed a purse from an elderly woman and ran Friday morning, police said.

5900 block of Tamar Drive: A blue 1988 Honda Accord with Virginia tags TDU378 was stolen Friday, police said.

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