5 teens attack cyclist, flee with man's bike


Five teens approached a man riding a bicycle in Columbia's Harper's Choice village, pushed him to the ground and fled with his bike Tuesday night, Howard County police said.

The victim was not seriously injured.

Police said the 29-year-old Columbia man was riding near the intersection of Harper's Farm Road and Cedar Lane about 7 p.m. when he was assaulted.

The youths were last seen running toward a nearby apartment community. The robbers were described as boys in their late teens wearing black short-sleeved T-shirts.

Police log

Wilde Lake: 10400 block of Twin Rivers Road: Someone stole a file cabinet and a safe containing checks from a Crown gas station Nov. 15. Police said some of the stolen checks turned up at Jessup Liquors Monday.

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