COLUMBIA, Md. (WJZ) — Howard County police have released photos and are offering a reward for information about a robbery in a Columbia gas station. Up to $500 is being offered for information.

Police say an Exxon in the 8200-block of Snowden River Parkway was robbed around 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 19. According to police, a man came into the Exxon store, brandished a knife and demanded money. He also took several cartons of cigarettes before leaving. Police believe he got into the passenger side of a waiting vehicle.

The suspect is described as a black male around six feet tall, weighing between 150 and 180 pounds, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, blue jeans, dark shoes, dark gloves and a yellow bandana covering his face. Surveillance footage shows that the suspect entered the store three hours earlier in the same clothes except for the bandana.

If you have any information, please call police.


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