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ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported three men robbed the Hardee's restaurant in the 6600 block of Belair Road over the weekend and escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said three men, one armed with a semiautomatic handgun, another with an unknown caliber revolver and a sawed-off shotgun, and the third with an unknown type weapon, entered the restaurant at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and ordered employees to remove money from the cash registers. After taking that money, the armed men ordered the manager into the office, where he was forced to remove money from a safe. Police said the trio fled out the front door and that no shots were fired and no one was injured.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police were seeking two men in the armed robbery of the Pizza King carry-out in the 5900 block of Radecke Ave. over the weekend. Police said two men, one armed with a semiautomatic handgun and the other a sawed-off shotgun, entered the restaurant at 8:40 p.m. Saturday and demanded money from the cash register. Police said the armed men then forced the manager to remove money from the safe. Police said the robbers fled the carry-out with nearly $500.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Allen Halty, an out-of-state resident, reported he was in the 1800 block of Bolton St. yesterday evening when he was stopped by two men, one armed with an unknown caliber handgun, who demanded his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled with more than $100.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Officials of the Baltimore Arena in the 200 block of W. Baltimore St. reported that someone broke into an office over the weekend by forcing a door. Police said it was not immediately known what, if any, property was taken.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Henry Aikens, of the 4700 block of Vancouver Road, reported he was robbed of nearly $300 by two men who attacked him as he walked in the 600 block of W. Fayette St. Saturday evening. Police said that during the robbery, the men struck Aikens with their fists. Police said Aikens was not seriously injured.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police were seeking two men, one armed with a sawed-off shotgun, who accosted Randall Campara, of the 2000 block of Mount Royal Ave., as he walked in the 600 block of Reservoir St. late Saturday night and forced him to give up his money. Police said the men fled with less than $30.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone entered Bun Penny, a shop in the Light Street pavilion at Harborplace earlier this month and stole nearly $500 from a desk drawer.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Dorothy Austen, of the 2400 block of Francis St., reported she was in the 700 block of W. North Ave. yesterday afternoon when she was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded her money. Police said Austen, a distributor for a newspaper, gave up more than $100 to the two.

SHOOTING: Central District -- Jacqule Bogans, 26, of the 2600 block of Hollins Ferry Road, reported he was walking in the 900 block of W. North Ave. around 8 p.m. Saturday when he heard several gunshots. Bogans told police he began to run but stopped when he felt a pain in his left foot. Police said someone called an ambulance for Bogans, who was taken to Maryland General Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the foot. Bogans told police he never saw the person who shot him and did not know why someone would shoot him. Police said it was not immediately known if Bogans was accidentally shot or was the gunman's intended target.

CUTTING: Central District -- Police reported that a teen-age resident of the 1300 block of Myrtle Ave. was in the 700 block of Dolphin St. Saturday evening when he was attacked by a young female who stabbed him in the back with an unknown sharp object. Police said the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment and that the female is being sought.

THEFT/ARREST: Central District -- Police investigating the theft of money from a safe at Baltimore's Original Sports Bar at 34 Marketplace yesterday afternoon arrested a 24-year-old woman in connection with the incident. Police said the suspect reportedly took an undisclosed sum of money from the business safe and was being held at the women's detention center pending formal theft charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner. Police said it was not immediately known if the suspect was an employee of the bar or a patron.

THEFT: Central District -- Officials of the University of Baltimore in the 1300 block of Maryland Ave. reported that sometime over the weekend, someone stole the parking sign next to their lot. Police said the sign was valued at more than $50.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 2500 block of Linden Ave. reported that someone broke into her apartment over the weekend and removed property valued at nearly $1,300. Police said the burglar entered the apartment through a window off the fire escape and stole two VCRs, a stereo speaker, an iron, a telephone and an electric fan. Police said the burglary occurred between 9 p.m. Saturday and early yesterday.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into an apartment in the 1700 block of St. Paul St. over the weekend and stole a TV and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at $500 and that entry was gained by forcing the front door open with a device similar to a crow-bar.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that property valued at nearly $5,000 was stolen from a dwelling in the 600 block of Pitcher St. after someone forced open the front door.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 2600 block of St. Paul St. reported that someone broke into his home over the weekend and stole $20. Police said entry was gained through the front door.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that jewelry valued at more than $100 was stolen from a dwelling in the 3000 block of St. Paul St. after someone gained entry by cutting a section of glass out of a window, then unlocking the window.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Ronnie Stinson, of the 3000 block of Keswick Ave., reported he was walking in the 800 block of W. 33rd St. early yesterday when he was accosted by two men who struck him in the face and knocked him to the ground. Police said the men then stole Stinson's shoes and fled.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Employees of the Armacost Farms Orchard Co. at the Belvedere Square Market in the 500 block of E. Belvedere Ave. reported that someone entered the store freezer and stole a metal box containing $200. Police said the thief entered the freezer by unscrewing the door's hinges.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said someone entered a dwelling in the 900 block of Belgian Ave. with a key and stole a VCR, TV and a leather coat. Police said the property was valued at more than $500.

THEFT: Northern District -- Clarence Johnson, of the 2500 block of W. Lanvale St., reported that while his car was parked in the 6000 block of Green Meadow Parkway, someone broke into the vehicle and stole stereo radio equipment. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Jesse McDade, of the 3700 block of Yolando Road, reported that someone trespassed onto his property over the weekend and stole a basketball backstop and hoop. McDade told police the sports equipment was valued at nearly $100.

Baltimore County

BURGLARY: Parkville District -- Police reported two men drove a Chevrolet Blazer into the front door of Walter's Gun Chamber in the 8200 block of Harford Road early Saturday, then stole at least 12 handguns of various calibers from display racks. Police said the men were seen leaving the store and getting into two separate cars before driving off. Police said the guns were valued at more than $4,000 and that the Blazer had been stolen earlier in the city.

ROBBERY: Parkville District -- Police today were seeking a man who robbed the 7-Eleven store in the 7100 block of Darlington Drive early Saturday. Police said a man entered the store about 5:30 a.m. and placed two candy bars on the counter as if to purchase them. Police said the man then implied he was armed with a handgun and ordered the clerk to open the cash register and give him the contents. Police said the man fled with about $50.

Anne Arundel County

ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- Police reported a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun accosted an employee of the Pizza Hut in the 7900 block of S. Crain Highway outside the restaurant around 8:30 p.m. yesterday as he was about to make a night deposit at a bank. Police said the gunman demanded the money bag the employee was carrying and fled with an undisclosed sum.

DRUG ARREST: Annapolis -- Police patrolling Newtowne Drive noticed two men huddled in a stairway of an apartment building and went to investigate. Police said when the officers approached the men, one of them threw a pill bottle and a salt shaker to the ground. The officers retrieved the containers and found each contained pieces of crack cocaine. Police said one of the men, Stephen Bernard Trusty, 21, of the 7300 block of Landover Road in Landover, was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute it. Police said bail information on Trusty was not available and that the man standing with him was not arrested.

CHASE/ARREST: Fort Meade. -- Police reported that a man wanted by Texas authorities for theft was arrested last week following a high-speed chase that began near Fort Meade and ended at the Anne Arundel-Prince George's County line at the Patuxent River. Police said after officers stopped a car leaving the McDonald's parking lot at Md. 170 and Md. 174 for having a broken tail light, the officer was checking the man's identity when he learned the motorist was wanted in Texas. Police said the motorist sped off, heading south on Md. 174 through Fort Meade then over to Md. 3, where he drove north in the southbound lane for several miles before reaching the Patuxent River. Police said the chase involved nearly a dozen state and county police cars at speeds of nearly 90 mph. At the river, police said the motorist stopped his car and bailed out. Following a search, police summoned a State Police helicopter which used its heat sensors to locate the man as he hid under a half-sunken tree along the river bank. Police said when the motorist, Alvin Basil Martin Jr., 30, of Mitchellville, Prince George's County, was arrested he had in his possession a 10-foot boa constrictor. Police said Martin was charged with multiple traffic charges and was being held for Texas authorities.

Carroll County

ARSON ARREST: Westminster -- Police arrested a 22-year-old woman early yesterday and charged her with setting fire to her apartment. Police said when officers arrived at the apartment in the first block of Sullivan Road shortly after 1 a.m., they found evidence that the woman had set a fire during a domestic argument. Police said Joanne C. Hook was charged with arson and later given a bail hearing. It was not immediately known if Hook made the bail or was still confined to the Carroll County Detention Center. Police said damage to the apartment was minor.

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