Ten people were robbed across Baltimore on Christmas and Christmas Eve, according to police.
Six of the incidents occurred on Christmas Eve, including the robbery of a Holiday Inn Express in the 200 block of N. Gay St. at about 10:15 p.m. Police say an employee reported that a man robbed the front desk of cash.
Christmas Day saw four robberies. At 7:10 a.m. on Christmas Day, a 37-year-old woman standing at the bus stop at Eastern and Dundalk Avenues said a man who implied he had a gun stole her wallet and fled. At 10 a.m., a man walking in the 1100 block of W. Baltimore St. was struck in the head with a handgun by a suspect who stole his cell phone.
At 2:45 p.m.., a man and woman in the 200 block of S. Collington Ave. said they were unloading bags from a vehicle when a suspect stole the man's wallet.
Earlier, at about 1:50 a.m., a masked man with a knife robbed a 7-Eleven in the 6300 block of Eastern Ave.
Last week, police reported 84 robberies across the city, up from 62 the week before. Overall robberies were down 1 percent compared with the same time last year, with 3,800 incidents.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun