Off-duty officer robbed in Medfield, police memo says

An off-duty Baltimore police officer was robbed at gunpoint in Medfield early Sunday, police wrote in an internal memo obtained by The Baltimore Sun.

The officer was sitting in the passenger seat of his car in the 1300 block of West 41st Street at about 4:20 a.m., when he was approached by five suspects, police wrote in the memo. The suspects, four men and a woman, knocked on the window, then opened the unlocked door.

“The officer was pulled from the vehicle and assaulted and robbed at gun point,” police wrote in the memo. “All suspects then jumped into a dark color SUV which fled east-bound in the block.”

The suspects stole the officer’s Baltimore Police identification card, his department-issue cellphone, a pocket-knife, a credit card and other items, police wrote in the memo.

The memo was sent to The Sun by four law enforcement officials who asked that their names be withheld because they were not authorized to share the information.

The Police Department confirmed that a robbery took place at that place and time, but said it does not identify victims for safety reasons. Police did not describe the officer’s injuries or condition.

Police asked anyone with information to call 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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