Baltimore CityBURGLARY BY TRICK: Southeastern District --...

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BURGLARY BY TRICK: Southeastern District -- Police reported two men posing as roofers entered a home in the 2900 block of Hudson St. yesterday and stole $800 and nearly $10,000 worth of U.S. savings bonds. Police said the 64-year-old victim allowed the men into his house when they convinced him to allow them to examine his roof before repairing it. Police said while one of the men talked to the victim in a first-floor room, the other man went upstairs on the pretense of going to the roof. A short time later, both men left the victim's house when he became suspicious and asked them for their credentials and who they worked for. Around 7 p.m., several hours after the men left, police were called to the house and were told by the victim that the other man forced open a file cabinet in a second-floor bedroom and removed the money and bonds. Later, police learned that the men may have gone to a nearby house using the same ruse but left when the occupant refused them entry. Police said the pair were seen driving away in a car driven by a third man.

ROBBERY TRY: Southeastern District -- Valerie Sowell, of the 400 block of Gwynn Ave., reported that she was in the first block of S. Broadway late Tuesday evening when she was attacked by a man who attempted to steal her purse. Sowell told police that during the struggle to keep her purse, she fell to the ground when the strap broke. Police said the man fled the scene without robbing Sowell.

ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Police reported that Paula Colburn, of the 1400 block of Angelsea St., was in the 5700 block of Eastern Ave. when she was attacked from behind by a man who robbed her of her purse containing cash and property, all valued at more than $60. Later, police arrested a suspect in the robbery and recovered the victim's purse. Police said the suspect was being held at the station pending assault and robbery charges.

ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Barbara Kuhn, of the 6600 block of Bushey St., reported that she was walking in the 1700 block of E. Monument St. when she was assaulted by two men who stole her purse following a brief struggle. Police said the men fled the scene with the purse that contained cash and property, all valued at $40.

ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- John Wilke, of the 2600 block of E. Madison St., reported that he was in the 700 block of N. Luzerne Ave. around 3:30 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said Wilke turned over a dollar in coins to the man who fled the scene on foot.

ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Sheltry Holmes, of the 3900 block of Cranston Ave., reported that she was in the 100 block of S. Exeter St. around 7 a.m. yesterday when she was accosted by a man armed with an unknown-caliber handgun who demanded her property. Holmes told police the gunman fled the scene on foot with jewelry valued at $50.

BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- A resident of the 100 block of N. Luzerne Ave. reported that someone broke into her home between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. yesterday by forcing open a basement door and removed nearly $250 worth of assorted tools.

ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Christopher Lee, of the Homeland Apartments in the 3200 block of Homeland Southway reported that he was walking in the 1000 block of Hillen St. around 8 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by three men, one armed with an unknown-caliber handgun, who demanded his money. Police said the gunman and his two accomplices escaped with more than $50.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Sequadina Carroll, of the 800 block of Lennox St., reported that she was in the 400 block of Robert St. when she was accosted by a man armed with a knife who forced her to give up her purse. Police said the man fled the scene on foot with the purse that contained nearly $200 worth of food stamps.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported that a man armed with a handgun walked up to the cashier at Movies At Harbor Park in the first block of Market Place and ordered her to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the gunman fled with about $400. Police said the gunman was wearing a a red, white and blue jacket.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Victoria Smith, of the 100 block of W. Mulberry St., reported that she was in the 600 block of E. Lombard St. Tuesday night when she was attacked from behind by a man who struck her with his fists, then robbed her of $100.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 800 block of Whitelock St. reported that someone broke into her home through a side window and removed a 37-inch TV set, a 21-inch TV set, stereo speakers, a washer and a clothes dryer. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,400.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. and removed property valued at more than $50. Police said entry was gained through the transom.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $200 was removed from a dwelling in the 2500 block of Linden Ave. after someone broke in through a rear door. Police said the intruder escaped with a TV set and stereo equipment.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of the Bee Hive Restaurant in the 200 block of E. Lexington St. reported that someone broke into the business between Tuesday evening and yesterday morning and removed stereo equipment valued at $300 and an unknown sum of cash. Police said entry was gained through a second-floor window.

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone entered the Lodge, a clothing store in the Light Street pavilion at Harborplace, yesterday afternoon and removed 10 jackets from a display rack. Police said the jackets were valued at nearly $400.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 500 block of Orchard St. reported that someone broke into her home through a second-floor window and removed property of unknown value.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a garage in the 900 block of Cathedral St. yesterday afternoon and removed a TV set, ceiling fan and a car radio. Police said the property was valued at more than $200.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that property valued at $700 was removed from a home in the 1000 block of N. Calvert St. after someone entered through an unlocked window. Police said the intruder escaped with several pieces of audio equipment.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that a deliveryman for Domino's pizza in the 1500 block of Havenwood Road was making a delivery in the 1600 block of Kingsway Road shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday when he was accosted by a man armed with an unknown-caliber handgun who demanded his money. Police said the gunman fled the scene on foot with an undisclosed sum of cash.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a home in the 3700 block of Raspe Ave. by removing a window screen and stole two pairs of shoes, at least one pair of socks and several coins. Police said the property had a value of $70.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Linda Barber, of the 1300 block of Bethlehem Ave., reported that while her car was parked in the 3300 block of Rueckert Ave. someone entered the vehicle through an unlocked door and removed property valued at nearly $800.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Frederick Drew, 19, of the 1600 block of Darley Ave., reported that he was in the 2000 block of Sinclair Lane around 7 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who forced him to give up the bike he was riding. Drew told police the bike was valued at nearly $150.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that jewelry valued at more than $600 was removed from a dwelling in the 5300 block of Moravia Road after someone gained entry through a rear window.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5900 block of Winthrop Road reported that someone broke into her home through a bedroom window and removed cash and jewelry. Police said the money and jewelry had a total value of nearly $1,000.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Victor Washington, of the 1900 block of Woodbourne Ave., reported that while his car was parked near his home someone broke into the vehicle and removed stereo radio equipment valued at more than $500.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 700 block of Park Ave. reported that someone broke into his apartment through a second-floor window and removed a VCR valued at $200. Police said the break-in occurred between Tuesday night and yesterday afternoon.

Baltimore County

BANK ROBBERY: Parkville District -- Police reported that a man robbed the Mercantile Safe-Deposit and Trust Co. bank in the 2000 block of E. Joppa Road yesterday after giving a teller TC note demanding money. Police said about 12:30 p.m. a black man between 30 and 40 years old and wearing a gray suit, hat and gloves, entered the bank, which is across from the North Plaza Mall, and gave a teller the note. After being given an undisclosed sum of cash, the man left the bank, walking north toward Satyr Hill Road. Police said the man did not display a weapon or imply he was armed.

Howard County

ARRESTS: Columbia -- Three men arrested earlier in the week and charged with the armed robbery of four people outside a restaurant remain in the Detention Center in lieu of bond totaling $100,000. Police said Leonard Enoch Mayers, 20, of the 800 block of Harwood Road in Harwood, Anne Arundel County; and two Baltimore men, Alexander Bryant Bailey, 20, of the 4200 block of Pimlico Road, and Edward Craig Long, 20, of the 1100 block of Whitelock St., were arrested early Monday in a car that was headed east on U.S. 40 near the Baltimore-Howard county line. Police said all three are charged with robbing two men and two women at gunpoint around 1 a.m. Monday as the couples got out of their cars outside a restaurant. Police said the victims were robbed of about $200 worth of cash and property before the gunman and his two accomplices drove off in a late-model Ford Pinto station wagon. Police said the car was spotted headed toward the city and that the three men were arrested without incident. Police said the gun used in the robberies was not recovered. The three were charged with armed robbery, assault with intent to rob and using a handgun in the commission of a felony. Long was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 bond and Mayers and Bailey $25,000 each.

VANDALISM: Ellicott City -- Police reported that four cars parked on a lot next to the Safeway food market in the 10100 block of U.S. 40 were vandalized and set afire Monday by someone who also broke their windows and defaced them with German swastika symbols. Police said the cars, which had "For Sale" signs on them, sustained damage that ranged from total to minor. Police said while the incident is being investigated by the racial, religious and ethnic crimes unit.

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