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ROBBERY/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a man and charged him with the unarmed robbery of a woman as she walked near her home. Police said Toni Katz, of the 1100 block of St. Paul St., was walking Monday night when she was approached by a man who grabbed the canvas bag she was carrying. Police said Katz attempted to hold on to the bag, but was forced to let go when the man yanked it from her grasp. Police said Officer Al Johns was on foot patrol in the 1100 block of N. Eutaw St. when he saw a man running with a canvas bag. Moments later, Katz told Johns she had just been robbed. Police said Johns chased the man for several blocks and caught him in the 400 block of E. Eager St. near the Jones Falls Expressway. Police said Raymond A. Sparkman, 26, of the 2100 block of E. Federal St., was charged with robbery. Bail information on Sparkman was not immediately available, police said.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 900 block of McKewin Ave. by breaking a pane of glass out of a door. Once inside, the intruder removed three TVs, a VCR and a computer game. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Katie James, of the 4900 block of Gunther Ave., reported that while her 1988 Nissan was parked near her home someone removed all four of the vehicle's wheel covers. Police said the wheel covers were valued at nearly $280.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3400 block of Erdman Ave. reported that someone broke into her apartment and removed a compact disc player. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000 and that entry was gained by forcing open a basement window.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police today continued to seek four men in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery man in the 600 block of W. Franklin St. and the robbery of a pedestrian in the 700 block of W. Lexington St. Police said a deliveryman for Vizzini's Pizza in the 1200 block of W. Pratt St. was on Franklin Street about 7:45 p.m. Monday when he was stopped by four men, one armed with an unknown weapon, who demanded his money. Police said the men threatened the delivery man and robbed him of $25. Two hours later, Ronald Predy, of the 1800 block of W. Fayette St., was walking on Lexington Street when he was stopped by four men who demanded he give up his money. Police said when Predy told the men he had no money, he was knocked to the pavement. Then the men rifled his pockets, taking $10. Police said information from the victims indicated that both robberies appeared to have been committed by the same four men.

THEFT/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a 28-year-old man and charged him with removing money from a Baltimore Sun Co. vending box in the 900 block of N. Calvert St. Police said when an officer received information that a man was stealing money from a vending box, he arrived at the scene in time to see the man move slowly away from the box. Police said the officer noticed two metal rods and a nail lying on the ground next to the box and ordered the man to stop. Police said the box showed signs of being tampered with and that a search of the man led to the recovery of more than $7 in coins allegedly taken from the vending box. Police said the man also had a knife in his possession. Police said Samuel G. Wilkins, of the 1600 block of Rickenbacker Road in the Middle River section of Baltimore County, was charged with theft and destruction of property.

STABBING: Central District -- Police said an altercation between two women outside the 408 Show Bar in the 400 block of W. Baltimore St. resulted in one of them being cut with a knife. Police said Tonya Pugh, 25, of Perryville in Cecil County, was fighting with another woman outside the bar when she was cut on the knee with a knife. Police said the injury was not serious and that a 33-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the incident. Police said a small knife was found at the scene and that the suspect was being held in the women's detention center pending charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

THEFT: Central District -- Lisa Stewart, of the 1200 block of E. Madison St., reported she was in the restroom at the Harbor Park Theater at 55 Marketplace when she removed an engagement ring and a wedding band while washing her hands and placed on the metal counter above the wash basin. Stewart told police that when she turned around after removing paper towels from a dispenser, she discovered the rings were gone. Stewart told police that she asked several women in the restroom if they saw who took her jewelry and was told that none did. Police said the rings had a combined value of $2,050.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of Angelo's, a hair salon in the 200 block of Park Ave., reported that someone broke into the business and removed curling and cooling irons. Police said the hair styling equipment was valued at nearly $400 and that entry was gained by breaking a window.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into Fox & Fox Antiques in the 800 block of N. Howard St. in Antique Row between Monday and yesterday and removed silverware and an African rattle. Police said the property was valued at $40 and that entry was gained by breaking a window.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 500 block of Wilson St. reported that his home was broken into yesterday by someone who entered through an unlocked window. Police said the intruder escaped with a 24-inch TV, a 19-inch TV, a clock radio and a red blanket to carry the items in. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police were seeking the person who forced his way into an apartment in the first block of E. Preston St. and removed a compact disc player, two VCRs and JTC more than a dozen compact discs. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,200 and that entry was gained by forcing open a door.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Barbara Fontz, of Pasadena in Anne Arundel County, reported she was walking in the first block of E. 22nd St. early yesterday evening when she was approached from behind by four men. Police said one of the men grabbed the canvas carrying bag Fontz had hanging from her shoulder and fled, followed by the other three. Police said the carrying bag contained cash and property, all valued at nearly $240.

BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 200 block of W. Lanvale St. reported that someone broke into her apartment through a second-floor window and removed property valued at more than $600. Police said the intruder made off with a computer game board, several computer games, a compact disc player and a VCR.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A 17-year-old female resident the 5400 block of Morello Road told police she was in the 5400 block of Sinclair Lane yesterday evening when she was stopped two men, one armed with a handgun, who forced her to give up her coat. Police said the men fled with the coat, valued at more than $200. Later, police arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the armed robbery. Police said Bruce Martin, of the 2400 block of E. Lafayette Ave., was charged with armed robbery and was being held at the Eastern District lockup pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner. Police said the victim's coat was recovered and that the second suspect in the robbery was being sought.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- An employee of the Frankford Exxon service station in the 5400 block of Frankford Ave. reported two men, one armed with a shotgun, entered the office early yesterday and demanded money. The attendant told police he gave more than $200 to the men, who fled on foot.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Sherrell Chrest-El, 53, of the 2900 block of Denham Circle, reported he was in the 3900 block of Loch Raven Blvd. early yesterday when he was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who ordered him to give up his money. Police said the victim gave the gunman and his accomplice $45.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1200 block of Glenwood Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing open a rear door and removed property valued at more than $3,600. Police said the intruder fled with TVs and VCRs, a radio and video tapes.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the Eastern District lockup in connection with the theft early yesterday of an American flag that was on display outside the Crown service station in the 6200 block of Belair Road. Police said David Dickens, 26, of the 4200 block of Hamilton Ave., was charged with the theft of the flag, valued at $25.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a home in the 1500 block of Northbourne Road and removed appliances, household items and other pieces of property. Police said entry was gained by opening a basement door and that the property was valued at more than $5,600.

SHOOTING: Western District -- Emmette Petway, of the 100 block of W. Centre St., reported to police that while he was walking in the 1100 block of N. Stricker St. around 7 p.m. yesterday he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who shot him in the right side and right leg. Police said Petway was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was listed today in stable condition. Police said they had no motive for the shooting.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Parkville District -- Police were seeking a man who robbed the Baskin-Robbins ice cream store in the 8800 block of Belair Road shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday and escaped with nearly $500 in cash. Police said a male employee was emptying the trash when a man approached from behind and forced him back inside the store. There, the man implied he had a handgun and forced the employee to give him money from the cash register and safe. Police said the man fled on foot.

BURGLARY: Parkville District -- Staff members of Pine Grove Elementary School in the 2700 block of Summit Ave. reported that someone broke into the school over the weekend and removed two VCRs. Police said the visual-aid equipment was valued at nearly $900 and that entry was gained by opening a rear window.

Anne Arundel County

ASSAULT/ARREST: Glen Burnie -- Police investigating the stabbing of Anthony Lazzara, 40, of the 800 block of North Shore Drive, Glen Burnie, during an incident inside his home arrested another man and charged him with assault with intent to murder. Police said when officers arrived at the house, they found Lazzara in the living room bleeding from at least one stab wound. Police said Lazzara was taken to a hospital by ambulance. Later, police arrested Danny Phillips, 20, of the 7700 block of Norfolk Road, and charged him with stabbing Lazzara. Police said bail information on Phillips was not available.

ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- Police reported a man armed with a handgun accosted an employee of the Pizza Hut in the 6700 block of Ritchie Highway outside the restaurant as he was leaving to make a bank deposit and demanded the money. Police said the robber, a man wearing white pants and a red bandanna over his face, escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash.

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