Thieves ransacked an Annapolis couple's home over the weekend and stole more than $13,325 in electronics equipment, guns and jewelry, city police said.
Sandra and Richard Bryant, of the 1000 block of Madison St., discovered their home had been burglarized at 5 p.m. Saturday, police said. The thieves apparently carried all the equipment outthe back door, police said.
Among the items missing were two television sets worth $500 each,a $300 videocassette recorder, a $1,000 stereo, a safety deposit boxcontaining $1,200 in cash, a $450 Winchester rifle, a 12-gauge pistol grip, a single-shot Winchester gun and diamond and emerald jewelry.
The couple said the burglary occurred between Friday and Saturdayevening.
POLICE SAY HOTEL CLERK MADE FALSE THEFT REPORT
An Annapolis man was charged with making a false report to police after telling officers that two men robbed the Ramada Inn where he was working Sunday night.
Investigators were called to the hotel, in the 100 block of Jennifer Road, at about 10:30 p.m. for an armed robbery. The desk clerk told them two white men robbed him at gunpoint of $500.
As the clerk was being questioned, another hotel employee found the money hidden near the front desk.
Michael Romano Saty, 23, of the 2700 block of Summerview Way, also was charged with false alarm, theft and attempted theft, police said.
MAN, YOUTH CHARGED WITH GUN POSSESSION
County police charged a Silver Spring man and a Takoma Park youth with possession of a handgun after questioning them in their early Saturday morning.
Thomas K. Wong, 22, of the 700 block of SilverSpring Blvd. in Silver Spring, also was charged with possession of marijuana. The owner of the car, a 17-year-old boy, was charged only with possession of a handgun.
Police said an officer on patrol at about 3:45 a.m. saw a black 1988 Mercedes in the parking lot of a Texaco station in the 7200 block of Ritchie Highway. He began talking to two men in the car and saw a 9mm semi-automatic handgun on the floor.
During a search, police found two small packets of marijuana in ajacket, the report said.
GLEN BURNIE RESTAURANT ROBBED AT GUNPOINT
Two men robbed a Glen Burnie restaurant early yesterday morning, county police reported.
Detectives said the manager and an employee of Bob's Big Boy restaurant in the 7000 block of Ritchie Highway wereleaving for
the night at about 12:30 a.m. when they were forced back inside the restaurant.
One of the robbers had a gun and demanded money. The manager opened the safe and the robbers took the money.
Police described the first bandit as a black man, 6 feet tall andarmed with a small blue-steel revolver. The second robber was described as a black man, about 5-7, with a stocky build. Both wore black ski masks and hoods over their faces.
MAN SURRENDERS MONEY TO PAIR IN AUTOMOBILE
A Glen Burnie man told police he was robbed Friday night while walking across the parking lot of the Sun Valley Shopping Center.
At about 11:40 p.m., the 27-year-old man told county police, two men in a car drove past and waited for him to catch up. As he walked up to the passenger side of the car, the passenger took out a gunand demanded money.
The man handed over his cash. The pair were last seen heading toward Freetown.
THREE HOLDUPS UNDER INVESTIGATION
Annapolis police are investigating three holdups since Friday.
At 6:13 p.m. Friday, Donald J. Sheehy was withdrawing $100 from an automatic bank machine on Forest Drive when a man came up and demanded money, police said. The man threatened Sheehy by saying he had a gun, police said.
At 1:30 a.m. Saturday, a student at St. John's College was walking on Northwest Street near St. Anne's Cemetery when a manwalked up, pointed a gun at him and demanded money, police said. Peter D. Bezonson told police he gave the robber $14.
Shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, a man walked into Parole Liquors in the 2100 block of Forest Drive and pointed a gun at the clerk. The man escaped with an undetermined amount from the cash register, police said.
Descriptions of the suspects were incomplete yesterday.
FOUR ARRESTED IN RAID AT MOTEL IN S. COUNTY
County police arrested four people and confiscated a small amount of cocaine after serving a search warrant in a South County motel.
Jeffrey Eugene Long, 31, of the 900 block ofEastham Court in Crofton; Sharon Lavern Reynolds, 25, of the 4700 block of Solomons Island Road in Huntington; Dianette Corine Gray, 25, of the 4500 block of Dallas Place in Marlowe Heights; and Scotwyn Baines Plato, 24, of Sunderlend, Cal., were charged with possession of cocaine and paraphernalia.
According to the police report, officersreceived information about drug activity in two hotel rooms.
Theyserved the warrant at about 1 a.m. yesterday and confiscated $307.
The following break-ins have been reported to county and Annapolis police:
2000 block of Trout Road: Feb. 2, entry gained through door. Money and checks taken. Total loss: $6,000.
1600 block of Crofton Boulevard: Jan. 25. Tools taken. Total loss: Unknown.
2200 block of Defense Highway: Jan. 28, entry gainedthrough window. Appliances taken. Total loss: $1,065.
7900 block of Crain Highway: Jan. 31, entry gained through door.Appliances and money taken. Total loss: $180.
7200 block of Parkway Drive: Jan. 31, entry gained through ceiling. Unknown property taken.
7900 block of Clark Road: Jan. 30, entry gained through door. Unknown property taken.
1000 block of Lower Pindell Road: Jan. 31, entry gained through window. Appliances taken. Total loss: $2,700.