Beating, robbery are cut short by the shouting of a witness


An Elkridge man beaten during a street robbery Sunday was saved from further harm by the shout of a nearby witness, Howard County police said.

The victim, whose name was not released by police, was on his way home about 5 p.m. when he was stopped by another male who got out of a passing red 1988 Ford Mustang GT near the intersection of Bonnie View Lane and Hooks Lane in Elkridge.

Police said the suspect knocked the victim to the ground, kicked him and threatened to hurt him more. He then took an undisclosed amount of money from the victim's pocket and fled in the car when he heard a woman shouting, police said.

The suspect was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt, a baseball hat and boots, police said.

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