Police searching for Columbia gas station robbery, carjacking suspect

Posted at 4:17 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 18:01:00-05

Howard County police are searching for a suspect who robbed a Columbia gas station and then carjacked a getaway vehicle Monday morning. 

Police say the suspect entered the Crown gas station in the 6300 block of Dobbin Road, displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect stole cash and fled in a car that had been previously reported stolen in another county, according to police. 

Officers were called to the intersection of Dobbin Road and Old Dobbin Lane in Columbia for a carjacking involving the same suspect. 

Detectives said the suspect struck another vehicle while driving from the robbery scene. According to witnesses, the suspect exited his car, pointed a gun at the woman driving the other vehicle and demanded her car. 

He then drove off in the woman's red MINI Cooper with a white top, MD tag 4BZ1261 with front end damage. Police are actively searching for the car. 

No one was injured, police said. If you see the vehicle or have additional information about the incident, call 911.