The following accounts were compiled by reporter...

THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN

The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

BALTIMORE CITY

THEFT: Northern District -- Police reported that shortly after a man attended services at St. Philip and James Church in the 2800 block of N. Charles St. yesterday afternoon he left the building. Once outside, police said, the man removed several sets of Christmas lights from a bush near the church entrance and walked away. Police said the lights were valued at $50.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Frederick Herrmann, of the 3000 block of Overland Road, reported that he was in the 100 block of Holliday St. early yesterday when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded his money. Police said Herrmann gave up several hundred dollars to the men, who fled on foot. Police said the gun used in the robbery was either a .32-caliber or a .38-caliber revolver.

THEFT: Central District -- James Cox, of the 3900 block of Pelham Ave., reported that his car was parked in the 2200 block of Maryland Ave. between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. yesterday when someone forced their way into the vehicle and removed stereo speakers and a cassette. Police said the property was valued at $300.

THEFT: Central District -- Wayne Beckett, of the 1000 block of Valewood Road off Providence Road in Baltimore County, reported that his car was parked in the 1000 block of Guilford Ave. yesterday when someone forced their way in and removed a radar detector. Police said the radar detector was valued at more than $200.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of Dick Enterprises in the 300 block of W. North Ave. reported that someone broke into a trailer parked on their property and removed a telephone fax machine and a typewriter. Police said the office equipment was valued at more than $1,000.

THEFT: Central District -- George Pendleton, of the 300 block of W. Monument St., reported that his car was parked near his home when someone broke into the vehicle and removed brass fixtures and other items. Police said the property was valued at more than $400.

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $1,600 was removed from a vehicle owned by Christopher Heally, of Pennsylvania, while it was parked in the first block of E. Read St. Police said the thief made off with power drills and a car phone.

THEFT: Central District -- David Grabner, of the 2700 block of Sandstone Court at Pinedale Woods in Baltimore County, reported that while his car was parked in a garage in the first block of S. Gay St. someone broke into the vehicle and removed property valued at more than $1,000. Police said a camera, car phone and other items were stolen.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1500 block of Mount Royal Ave. reported that someone broke into his apartment by forcing open the front door and removed property valued at more than $700.

OBBERY: Northeastern District -- Zelda Windley, of the 1500 block of Carswell St., reported that she was inside her home early yesterday when two men broke in through the rear kitchen door and forced her to give up a ring and cash. Police said the men fled with property valued at more than $500.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Jose Alonzo, 28, of the 3500 block of Chesterfield Ave., reported that inside his home late Wednesday night he was attacked by a man armed with a knife who demanded his money. Alonzo told police he gave about $8 && to the man, who fled on foot.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Dennis Jones, of the 900 block of Kenwood Ave., reported that he was in the 2000 block of Belair Road last night when he was stopped by two men who asked him for a cigarette. Jones told police he was about to give each man a cigarette when they assaulted him and robbed him of $3 and food stamps worth $50. Police said Jones was not seriously injured.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Ronna Lambert, of the 1900 block of E. 29th St., reported that she was robbed of $70 by a couple with whom she was staying in the 1700 block of Abbotston St. Police said Lambert was beaten by the man, but was not seriously injured. Police said the couple is being sought.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5000 block of Denview Way reported that someone entered his apartment with a key and removed stereo equipment valued at nearly $180.

ROBBERY TRY: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the Eastern District lockup pending charges that he attempted to rob the owner of a store in the 3500 block of Harford Road yesterday. Police said the suspect entered the Convenient Food Mart in the 3500 block of Harford Road and demanded money from the owner while pointing a handgun at him. Police said when the owner realized the gun was a toy, he grabbed onto the man and threw him to the floor. There, the owner held the man until the arrival of police.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a 27-year-old man and were holding him at the Eastern District station pending charges that he broke into a dwelling in the 3400 block of Ravenwood Road and removed a camera, telephone and a sewing machine. Police said the property, valued at nearly $600, was recovered when the man was arrested.

ROBBERY TRY: Northeastern District -- Andre Cheeks, of the 4100 block of Elmora Ave., reported that he was walking near his home around 5 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money and property. Police said Cheeks turned and fled, causing the gunman to retreat in the opposite direction.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that a man entered a United Parcel Service truck while it was parked in the 4900 block of Crenshaw Ave. yesterday and demanded money from the driver. Police said the unidentified driver fled from the truck, leaving the man inside the vehicle. Before he escaped, police said the man picked up several packages due for delivery and escaped. Police said it was not known what the packages contained or what they were worth.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Phyllis Fitchett, of the 5100 block of Lodestone Way, reported that she was home shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday when someone knocked on her door. On answering, Fitchett told police she was confronted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded to know where she kept her safe and to open it. Police said the gunman and his accomplice removed an undisclosed sum of cash from the safe and left.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1900 block of Harryweiss Court in Hollander Ridge reported that someone broke into his apartment through an open window and removed more than $100 worth of Christmas trees.

ASSAULT: Northern District -- Donald Tyner, of the 2200 block of Tucker Lane, reported that he was walking in the 3000 block of Wylie Ave. around 11 p.m. Wednesday when a man known to him as "Cutty" fired a shot at him. Police said Tyner was uninjured and a suspect was being sought.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $200 was removed from a dwelling in the 900 block of Woodbourne Ave. after someone gained entry through an open window. Police said the intruder escaped with a VCR.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Dana Markey, of the 1200 block of Edison Highway, reported that he was in the 3200 block of Greenmount Ave. early yesterday when he was accosted by two men, one armed with an unknown-caliber semi-automatic handgun, who robbed him of his multicolored leather jacket and a beeper. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,000 and that during the robbery the gunman pointed the weapon at Markey and threatened to shoot him if he resisted.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police were seeking two suspects in connection with the robbery of two men and attempted robbery of a third in the 3100 block of Brentwood Ave. early yesterday morning. Police said Anthony Harris, of the 4600 block of Marble Hall Ave.; James Spruill, of the 1200 block of Winston Ave., and Kevin Ashe, of the 700 block of Glenwood Ave., were together when two men, one armed with a handgun, approached and demanded their money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice robbed Spruill of a leather pouch, a watch, phone dialer and a pen. His property was valued at more than $700. From Ashe, the robbers took a trench coat valued at $100. Police said nothing was taken from Harris. Police said before fleeing the scene, the gunman fired shots at all three victims but missed.

THEFT: Northern District -- Officials of Union Memorial Hospital in the 200 block of E. University Parkway reported that someone entered an office over the past few days and removed nearly $150 from a desk drawer.

THEFT: Northern District -- An elderly resident of the Ellerslie Apartments in the 600 block of Wyanoke Ave. reported that someone entered her apartment last week and removed nearly $300 from her bedroom dresser.

THEFT: Northern District -- Employees of Variations Women's Wear in the 3200 block of Greenmount Ave. reported that five men entered their shop and fled moments later with four sweaters valued at nearly $250.

THEFT: Northern District -- Officials of the Girl Scouts of America in the 700 block of W. 40th St. reported that over a lengthy period someone entered an office and removed a 35mm camera and an carrying bag containing camera accessories. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,400.

THEFT: Southwestern District -- Brenda Kaufman, of the 3600 block of Clarenell Road, reported that someone entered her home over a period of several days and removed property lTC valued at more than $1,000. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of the M.W. Spindler Refuse Removal Service in the 2900 block of James St. reported that someone removed a pane of glass from a door and stole property and equipment valued at $3,000.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- James Wood, of the 4400 block of Eldone Road, reported that he was walking near his home yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with an unknown-caliber handgun who forced him to give up his money. Police said the gunman fled the scene with more than $100.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Salima Marriott, of the 4500 block of Homer Ave., reported that she was in the 100 block of N. Augusta Ave. when she was robbed by a relative of her purse containing nearly $70. Police said Marriott was advised to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Cynthia Monaghan, of the first block S. Augusta Ave., reported that she was knocked to the pavement while walking in the 4100 block of Massachusetts Ave. by a man who robbed her of the purse she was carrying. Police said the value of the purse and its contents was unknown.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that Margie Smith, of the 3900 block of Glenhunt Road, was leaving a car in front of her home yesterday when she was assaulted from behind by a man who struck her in the face and stole her purse. Police said the purse contained $10.

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Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Police reported that a man entered the 7-Eleven store in the 3800 block of Marriottsvile Road shortly after 5 a.m. today and removed money from the cash register after forcing an employee down onto the floor at knifepoint. Police said the man fled the store with an undisclosed sum of cash.

ROBBERY: Wilkens District -- An employee of the Royal Farm Store in the 4300 block of Washington Blvd. reported that he was behind the counter shortly after 3:30 a.m. today when a man walked in and forced him to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the apparently unarmed man escaped with an undisclosed sum and was seen driving off in a gray midsized car that had several long scratches on one side of the body. Police said the victim was unable to get the car's license %J number.

Anne Arundel

ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- Police today continued their hunt for two men, one armed with a handgun, who entered the Reynolds Aluminum recycling trailer parked at the Sears parking lot on Ritchie Highway and took the keys to a vehicle parked outside that contained cash for recycling. Police said while the gunman kept several employees covered with the weapon, his accomplice took the keys to a vehicle parked on the lot and removed an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said the robbery occurred Tuesday afternoon.

BURGLARY: Glen Burnie -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 700 block of Hyde Park Drive and removed property valued at more than $1,800. Police said entry was gained by opening a window and that video games and other items were stolen.

BURGLARY: Laurel -- A resident of the 3400 block of Andrews Court reported that property valued at $600 was removed from his home after someone gained entry through a sliding glass door.

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