A 20-year-old East Baltimore man has been charged in the stabbing and robbery of a 60-year-old woman in the Patterson Park neighborhood earlier this month, police confirmed.
The robbery was among a rash of such incidents reported recently in the Southeastern District, police statistics show. Over a seven-day period ending Nov. 17, the Southeastern District saw 19 robberies, the most in the city - that compares with just three reported over the same period in the Eastern District to the north, and two in the Northern District.
Over the past 30 days, the Southeastern District - which includes Fells Point, Canton, Patterson Park, Highlandtown, and Greektown, among others - has seen a 44 percent increase in robberies over the same 30 day period last year. For the year, robberies are up 9 percent.
The incident occurred Nov. 8, at about 10 p.m. in the 100 block of S. Curley St. Police said the victim was unlocking the driver's side door of her vehicle when a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt approached and stabbed her in the abdomen.
He then stole her purse and fled on foot. Police say the victim was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital for treatment and was listed in "good" condition.
Two days later, police obtained a warrant charging Danzel Carter, of the nearby 300 block of N. Robinson St., with armed robbery, assault, and theft charges. He was arrested on Nov. 11 and ordered held without bail at a hearing on Nov. 13.
Court records show that Carter does not appear to have a prior criminal record. A police spokesman said Carter was picked out of a photo lineup.
The Baltimore Guide's blotter details a string of other recent crimes reported in the district recently.
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