Boy, 16, beaten and robbed on bike path in Oakland Mills


A 16-year-old Columbia boy was beaten and robbed while walking on a bicycle path in Columbia's Oakland Mills village Friday afternoon, Howard County police said.

The boy suffered bruises but was not seriously injured, police said.

The robbery occurred about 3 p.m. near the 9600 block of White Acre Road on a path between the Shadow Oaks condominiums and tennis courts at the development, police said.

Two teen-agers grabbed the victim from behind, hit him in the head with an object and kicked him before taking his wallet and running, police said.

One of the robbers was described a black male, 17 or 18 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing about 165 pounds, with braided hair and a goatee. He wore a black ski jacket, black jeans and boots.

The victim described the other robber as a 6-foot black male, 16 or 17 years old, weighing at least 180 pounds. He wore a black down jacket, black jeans and brown boots, police said.

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