Baltimore CityROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police today...

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Baltimore City

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police today are seeking three men armed with handguns who robbed Hobbitt's food market in the 4500 block of Bowleys Lane around 8 p.m. yesterday. Police said the men entered the store and immediately ordered several employees and customers to lie on the floor. After taking an undisclosed sum of money from at least one cash register, the men were leaving the store when one of them fired a warning shot. Police said no injuries were reported Bnd that the gunmen drove off in an unidentified vehicle. Police said it was not immediately known if the men were part of the gang that has committed a string of robberies in the city and Baltimore County over the past several months.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1800 block of Presstman St. by forcing open a rear door and removed a 19-inch TV. Police said the property was valued at $300.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Glenda Johnson, of the 400 block of Bloom St., reported she was in the 2200 block of Druid Hill Ave. when she was assaulted by a man who robbed her of nearly $200.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 2300 block of Eutaw Place reported that someone broke into her third-floor apartment by forcing a door and removed a 13-inch TV valued at nearly $300.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $600 was removed from a dwelling in the 2200 block of McCulloh St. after someone entered by forcing open a door. Police said the intruder made off with a 13-inch TV, a VCR and cassette tapes.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A teen-age student at the Harlem Park Junior High School told police he was walking in the 1500 block of Harlem Ave. when he was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded he give up the lacrosse gear he was carrying. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled with sports equipment valued at $200.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Joseph Good, of the 2000 block of W. North Ave., reported he was walking in the first block of S. Pulaski St. when he was accosted by a man who threatened him and demanded he give up his money. Police said Good turned over a small sum of cash to the man who escaped on foot.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone broke into an apartment in the 1700 block of Poplar Grove St. and removed property valued at nearly $400.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Antonio Meggison, of the 1000 block of Stamford Road, reported he was in the 600 block of Cooks Lane when he was attacked by a man who grabbed him around the neck and robbed him of more than $20.

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone entered the Public Telephone Center in the first block of W. Baltimore St. and removed a cellular telephone from a display. Police said the phone was valued at $300.

THEFT: Central District -- Julie Smith, of the 3100 block of N. Calvert St., reported that someone entered her office in the 1200 block of W. Mount Royal Ave. and removed a typewriter valued at more than $500. Smith told police that a cleaning crew was working in the office shortly before the theft was discovered.

THEFT: Central District -- Employees of Total Health Care in the 1600 block of Druid Hill Ave. reported that someone entered the office yesterday and removed a VCR. Police said the property was valued at more than $250.

THEFT: Central District -- Ronald Clinton reported that someone broke into his parked car in the 700 block of W. Fayette St. and removed a power saw and other equipment, all valued at more than $600.

THEFT: Central District -- Police said a parking meter was removed from its post in the first block of E. Chase St. between Wednesday and yesterday. Police said the meter, the property of the city Department of Transportation, was valued at more than $400.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into two apartments in a building in the first block of W. Read St. and removed property valued at nearly $3,000. Police said jewelry and a VCR were removed from the apartment after someone gained entry through the front door. From another apartment, police said a VCR was removed and that entry there also was gained by forcing a door.

THEFT: Central District -- Jonathan Legg, of the 300 block of S. Broadway, reported that someone broke into his parked car in the 200 block of Park Ave. and removed a leather briefcase, its contents and several pairs of shoes. Police said the property was valued at nearly $800.

THEFT: Central District -- Safia Mohammadally, of the first block E. Eager St., reported that someone broke into his parked car in the 400 block of W. Fayette St. yesterday and removed clothing valued at nearly $300.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said someone apparently entered a dwelling in the 3900 block of Frankford Ave. with a key yesterday and removed property valued at nearly Police said the intruder escaped with stereo equipment and several pieces of jewelry.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that an unidentified deliveryman for Domino's Pizza in the 1500 block of Havenwood Road was about to make a delivery in the 1500 block of Ralworth Road when he was accosted by a man in his 20s armed with a handgun who forced him to give up two pizzas and money, valued at more than $80.

ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a man and charged him with the attempted armed robbery of the McDonald's restaurant in the 6100 block of Moravia Park Drive. Police said a man entered the restaurant late Tuesday night and ordered an employee to give him the contents of a cash register while keeping one hand in his coat pocket as though armed with a handgun. Police said when the employee refused, the man turned away. Police said as the man walked toward the front door, he put on a pair of dark sunglasses to disguise his features. A short distance from the restaurant, police responding to the holdup alarm arrested the man without incident. Police said the man was not armed. Police said Lawrence Sewell, 36, of no permanent address, was charged with attempted armed robbery. Bail information on Sewell was not available.

RAPE: Western District -- Police today were seeking a 19-year-old man in connection with the rape of a woman inside her home. The victim reported she was raped by a man she knows who threatened to shoot her if she did not submit to him. Following the rape, the woman was taken to a hospital for treatment and released. At the hospital, the woman told police the man implied he was armed but that he did not display a gun during the rape.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone forcibly entered a home in the 2400 block of Eutaw Place and removed a miniature glass elephant and some coins. Police said entry into the basement apartment was by forcing open a door.

ASSAULT: Western District -- Stephanie Tolson, of the 1600 block of N. Calhoun St., reported that during an incident at her home she was attacked by a man who struck her with his fists and a belt buckle. Police said Tolson was advised to seek a warrant charging the man, also a resident of the 1600 block, with aggravated assault.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Pamela Nichols, of the 1900 block of W. Franklin St., reported she was in the 600 block of N. Calhoun St. yesterday when she was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who robbed her of nearly $500.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that property valued at $300 was removed from a dwelling in the 500 block of N. Pulaski St. Police said the intruder escaped with a 19-inch TV.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said movie tapes, a VCR and a TV were removed from a dwelling in the 2100 block of W. Lexington St. after someone used force to gain entry. Police said the property was valued at $700.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that a woman who attempted to leave the Ames department store in the 2500 block of Belair Road without paying for clothing valued at nearly $60 was allowed to leave the store after providing police and store security officers with identification. Police said the property was recovered and that a summons was expected to be issued requiring the woman to appear in court to answer theft charges.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 7100 block of Harford Road reported that someone broke into his home and removed $1,000 in cash from a bedroom dresser drawer.

Baltimore County

ARRESTS: Essex District -- Police investigating the armed robbery of a Mobil service station in the first block of Carroll Island Road early today arrested two occupants of a nearby apartment development and were holding them pending charges. Police said a man and his female companion entered the Carroll Island Mobile station shortly before 2 a.m. today and forced an attendant to give them money. Acting on information, police entered a dwelling in the nearby Tidewater Apartments complex and took the couple into custody. Police said a gun used in the robbery was not recovered.

Anne Arundel

DRUG ARREST: Odenton -- Police on a surveillance detail looking for illegal drug activity were parked near a tavern on Md. 175 when they spotted a man seated in a car on the parking lot of My Place. The officers watched as the man appeared to be smoking something from a can. Officers arrested the man and charged him with possession of crack cocaine. Police said bail information on James Frank Black Jr., 26, of the 900 block of Minna Ave. in the Jefferson Heights section of Seat Pleasant in Prince George's County, was not immediately available. Police said the arrest came after concerned citizens complained of drug activity around the tavern.

ROBBERY: Severna Park -- Police said a man with polite manners who implied he was armed with a handgun robbed the High's dairy store in the 100 block of Ritchie Highway of an undisclosed sum of cash. Police said a female employee was behind the counter when the man entered the store and politely asked her to open the cash register. While keeping one hand in his coat pocket as though armed, police said, the man told the clerk he didn't want to hurt her. Police said after the clerk gave the man less than $50, he ordered her to lie on the floor. Police said when the clerk realized the man was gone, she pressed the holdup alarm. The clerk told police that during the robbery the man never displayed a weapon.

DRUG ARREST: Severna Park -- Police responding to a report that a man was involved in a drug transaction inside the men's room of the Loft Bar in the 7900 block of Crain Highway arrested a man and charged him with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Police said when officers entered the bar, the man was pointed out to them. While police talked to the man, he

stooped down and placed a pack of cigarettes next to his right foot. Police recovered the pack and found cocaine inside. Charged was Glynn Edsel Hargrove, 40, of the 100 block of Arundel Beach Road in Severna Park.

BURGLARY: Pasadena -- A resident of the 100 block of Carvel Road reported that someone entered his home through a basement door and removed several pieces of stereo equipment valued at more than $5,000.

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