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Baltimore City

ROBBERY: Southern District -- Police said a resident of the 1300 block of Hull St. was walking in the 1000 block of Hanover St. early yesterday when she was stopped by a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun who pointed the weapon at her face and ordered her to give up her money. Police said the woman gave $12 to the gunman, who escaped on foot.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- CSX Railroad police reported that someone broke into a company office in the 4700 block of Hollins Ferry Road over the weekend and stole two walkie-talkie radios. Police said the communications equipment was valued at more than $3,600.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- A resident of the 800 block of Williams St. reported that someone broke into his home last week and stole property valued at nearly $1,700. The victim told police the intruder escaped with a 35mm camera, a ring, coins and other personal items.

BANK ROBBERY: Southern District -- Police said a man robbed the Maryland National Bank in the 2100 block of W. Patapsco Ave. yesterday after giving a teller a note demanding money. After entering the bank around 10 a.m., the man gave a note to one of several tellers and fled moments later with an undisclosed sum. Police said no weapon was displayed during the robbery. Police investigating the robbery today were to continue examining a video tape of the robbery in an effort to identify the man.

THEFT: Southern District -- Police reported that someone stole a parking meter from its post in the 1100 block of Hollins St. The meter, valued at nearly $400, was reported stolen yesterday and had an unknown amount of coins inside it.

THEFT: Southern District -- A resident of the 3500 block of Horton Ave. told police that upon returning home Friday, he discovered that his VCR, tools and a checkbook were missing. The victim told police the property was valued at nearly $700 and that he suspects the property was stolen by a man who was visiting him.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of ABC Rental in the 6500 block of Frankford Ave. reported that someone entered the rear storage lot over the weekend and stole a cement mixer. Police said the equipment was valued at more than $1,000.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5600 block of Sinclair Lane reported that someone broke into her apartment over the weekend and stole a bedroom set. Police said entry was gained through an unlocked ground-level window.

THEFT: Northern District -- Police reported that someone removed equipment valued at more than $400 from a Datsun 300ZX while the vehicle was parked in the first block of E. Bishops Road. Police said the theft occurred over the weekend.

THEFT/ARREST: Northern District -- Police yesterday arrested a man and charged him with stealing several feet of copper downspouting from the side of a house in the 3900 block of Greenway. Police said the man was arrested after a resident of the house saw him removing the downspouting. Police said John Andrew-Bey Harris, 40, of the 2500 block of Madison Ave., was charged with theft and ordered held overnight at the station in lieu of $3,500 bond. Police said the suspect was being investigated in connection with several recent thefts of copper downspouting from other homes in the police district.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 5200 block of Alhambra Ave. reported that someone entered his home yesterday afternoon and stole his refrigerator. The victim told police the appliance was valued at $500. Police said it appeared that more than one person stole the refrigerator.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 3800 block of Roland Ave. yesterday and stole a portable compact disc player. Police said the property was valued at $200.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Officials at Johns Hopkins University in the 3400 block of N. Charles St. told police that sometime between the Christmas-New Year break and yesterday someone stole a large quantity of carpeting from at least one room in a building on campus. Police said the carpeting was valued at $5,000.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said property valued at more than $300 was stolen from a dwelling in the 3000 block of N. Calvert St. after someone gained entry by forcing the front door. Police said the intruder escaped with a VCR and a cable-TV control device.

THEFT: Northern District -- A student at Johns Hopkins University in the 3400 block of N. Charles St. told police he was exercising in the school's athletic building yesterday evening when someone broke into his locker and stole his jacket, shirt and blue jeans. The student told police the clothing was valued at $100.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 500 block of N. Carrollton Ave. told police she was walking in the 1100 block of Edmondson Ave. yesterday afternoon when a man approached her from behind and stole the purse she was carrying. The victim told police the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at about $20.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a man assaulted a woman as she walked in the 1300 block of W. North Ave. yesterday evening and stole her purse. The victim, a resident of the 3600 block of Denison St., told police the man knocked her to the pavement and stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the woman was not injured.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into an apartment in the 1100 block of W. Lafayette Ave. yesterday and stole a telephone answering machine, a sports bag and $10. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known and that entry was gained through a rear window.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police today were seeking three men who accosted a resident of the 1800 block of Clifton Ave. yesterday evening while he walked in the 2000 block of N. Monroe St. and robbed him at gunpoint of property valued at more than $1,400. Police said the gunman and his two accomplices ordered the victim to give up his leather coat and gold ring with diamonds before they escaped on foot. Police said the coat was valued at $1,000 and that the ring was worth more than $300.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1100 block of N. Carey St. told police he was in the first block of N. Calhoun St. yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who ordered him to give up his money. Police said the nTC victim complied and that the gunman escaped with about $40.

ROBBERY/SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported a resident of Etting Street was shot late yesterday evening during a robbery inside a restaurant in the 1200 block of W. North Ave. Police said the victim, Shawn Buckner, of the 1300 block of Etting St., was followed inside the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant around 11 p.m. by a man who pulled out a handgun and robbed him of about $25. Police said the gunman then shot Buckner in the right side of the back before escaping. A police officer near the restaurant heard the shot and summoned an ambulance after entering the restaurant and finding Buckner bleeding from the wound. Police said Buckner was taken by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was admitted in serious condition.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 200 block of S. Monastery Ave. told police he was walking in the 300 block of S. Ellamont St. shortly before 8 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man in his late teens and armed with a handgun who robbed him of his leather jacket. Police said the gunman escaped on foot and that the jacket was valued at $200.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police said a resident of the 4500 block of Manorview Road was walking near his home shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday when he was accosted by a man armed with a large caliber handgun who demanded his money. Police said the gunman escaped with an undisclosed sum.

THEFT: Southwestern District -- Officials of the Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. in the first block of E. Pratt St. reported that someone stole an outside telephone from its post in the 2000 block of Ashton St. The theft, according to the phone company, between Dec. 5 and yesterday. The telephone was valued at more than $1,000.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that a woman walking in the 3800 block of Old Frederick Road yesterday evening was attacked by a man who knocked her to the pavement and robbed her of the purse she was carrying. The victim, a resident of the 2900 block of Clifton Ave., told police her purse contained cash and property, all valued at more than $80.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Towson District -- Police today continued their search for two men who robbed the Hardee's restaurant in the 6800 block of Loch Raven Blvd. last night of an undisclosed sum. Police said the men, both wearing ski masks, entered the restaurant about 10:47 p.m. and jumped over the counter. Police said the men, one armed with a handgun, then ordered employees to remove the money drawers from more than one cash register. With the cash drawers in their grasp, the men ran out the front door and were seen driving off in a small blue car.

ROBBERY: Wilkens District -- A man armed with a silver-plated handgun entered the McDonald's restaurant in the 3200 block of Washington Blvd. shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday, jumped over the counter and ordered an employee to empty a cash register of its contents. Following the robbery, police said the man ran out a door and was seen driving away toward Hammonds Ferry Road in a gray-primer colored Chevrolet. Police said the robbery netted the gunman an undisclosed sum.

Anne Arundel County

SHOOTING: Brooklyn Park -- Police reported a resident of the 300 block of Cedar Hill Lane was shot in the leg yesterday afternoon after admonishing two teen-agers to stop shooting near his property. Police said Jesse Howard Blanton, 49, was working outside his home around 5 p.m. yesterday when he heard a gunshot at the edge of his property not far from where his dogs were kept. Mr. Blanton told police he went to the edge of his property and saw two males. He said he told them not to shoot near his property and was walking back to his home when he was shot in the right thigh. Police said Mr. Blanton managed to walk into his house, where he dialed 911 and requested an ambulance. Police said Mr. Blanton was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was treated and released. A search of the area behind Mr. Blanton's home failed to locate the two men suspected of shooting the victim.

ROBBERY: Laurel -- Police said a man wearing black clothing and black sunglasses robbed the Subway sandwich shop in the 3400 block of Fort Meade Road late Sunday night. Police said the man entered the restaurant shortly after 11 p.m. and placed what appeared to be a handgun in the side of an employee while telling the worker to get back behind the counter. While the first employee and another worker were standing behind the counter, the man ordered them to open the cash register and give him its contents. After taking an undisclosed sum, the man ran out the front door and escaped.

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