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Man robs another man at knifepoint and cuts him outside Scaggsville store


A knife-wielding man robbed another man outside a Scaggsville convenience store early yesterday morning, then cut the man when he said he had no more cash, Howard County police said.

Shenondoah Wright, 24, of Columbia was treated and released from Howard County General Hospital after being cut on the left forearm during the 1:30 a.m. robbery in the 8100 block of Columbia Pike, said Sgt. Steve Keller, a police spokesman.

Police said Mr. Wright was sitting in his vehicle outside the 7-Eleven at Cherry Tree Shopping Center when a man with a razor-knife approached him and demanded money.

Mr. Wright gave him $3, and the robber demanded more money. When Mr. Wright said he had no more money, the man tried to cut him on the chest, but Mr. Wright blocked the blade with his arm, police said. The robber ran and fled in a black 1983 Pontiac Trans Am, police said.

Mr. Wright drove home and had his roommate take him to the hospital. Police were called about 4:40 a.m., Sergeant Keller said.

The suspect was described as a 5-foot-10-inch Hispanic male, 25 to 30 years old, wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeved striped pull-over shirt. He had black hair, brown eyes, a rose tattoo on his left arm, a mustache and a goatee, and weighed about 160 pounds, police said.

2 teens charged as adults in Jessup robbery of man

Two teen-agers remained in the Howard County Detention Center yesterday after being charged as adults with robbing a man in Jessup on Friday, Howard police said.

William Barbour, 54, of Severna Park was walking outside Columbia Junction Shopping Center in the 8600 block of U.S. 1 at 12:45 p.m. when two teens demanded money, said Sgt. Steve Keller, a police spokesman. One of the youths reached into Mr. Barbour's pocket, took $45 and ran. Police said Mr. Barbour grabbed the second youth before he could run but backed away when he saw the youth had a weapon.

Officers later arrested two teens and confiscated a black BB gun from one of them, Sergeant Keller said. Both were charged with robbery.

Benjamin Davis, 16, of the 10000 block of Guilford Road in Jessup and Anthony Thomas Paye, 17, of the 8700 block of Mary Lane in Savage were being held on $25,000 bail each at the Howard County Detention Center yesterday, a District Court commissioner said.

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