A woman was raped Sunday afternoon by a knife-wielding man who shoved her into the back of her van in the parking lot of Glen Burnie Mall in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway, Anne Arundel County police said.
The woman told police she was attacked about 3: 20 p.m. She was treated at North Arundel Hospital and released, police said.
Police are looking for a black male in his late 30s, approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall, between 180 and 200 pounds, with facial hair on his chin, very short dark hair or a shaved head, and wearing faded blue jeans and a light-colored shirt.
Woman, 73, fights off man by spraying him with Mace
A 73-year-old woman who was visiting her husband's grave at dusk Friday fought off an attacker by spraying him in the face with Mace, Anne Arundel County police said.
The woman told police she noticed the man sitting on a bench near the grave in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in the 7200 block of Ritchie Highway about 5 p.m.
The man, who was described as about 6 feet tall, grabbed her as she walked toward her car, pulling her and demanding her car keys, police said.
The woman said she told the man she had inadvertently left them at the gravesite. This infuriated the assailant, who threatened to "cut her throat," police said.
She reached into her pocket and sprayed Mace at the man, who ran toward Ritchie Highway and Sixth Avenue.
The woman, who was not injured, took her keys from her pocket, returned to her car and drove to a nearby phone to call police.
Pub Date: 12/01/98