Baltimore CityTHEFT: Central District -- Police reported...

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Baltimore City

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a car yesterday while it was parked in the 1500 block of Maryland Ave. and stole several pieces of property. Police said the owner of the car, an out-of-state resident, said the property was valued at nearly $70.

ROBBERY: Central District -- A teen-age boy who lives in the 700 block of Lennox St. in Reservoir Hill reported he was riding his bike in the 200 block of McMechen St. yesterday evening when he was assaulted by an older youth who forced him off the bike and stole it. Police said the value of the bike was not immediately known and that the victim was not injured.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of the City Wide Bus Co. in the 2500 block of Aisquith St. reported that someone entered the firm's parking lot between Wednesday night and yesterday morning by climbing over a fence and stole 19 fire extinguishers from as many buses. Police said the value of the fire extinguishers was not known.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said someone broke into an office of the city's Urban Services Agency in the 1100 block of E. 33rd St. yesterday and stole a large quantity of containers of orange and apple juice. Police said the value of the beverages was not known.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Members of St. Paul Baptist Church in the 3100 block of The Alameda reported someone broke into the building and stole a small refrigerator from the kitchen. Police said the appliance was valued at more than $100.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into Grace Lutheran Church of Hamilton in the 5200 block of Harford Road between Wednesday night and early yesterday and stole property valued at $600. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police said an employee of Solon Automated Services in the 3100 block of W. Belvedere Ave. was collecting money from coin-operated washers and dryers in an apartment complex in the 5900 block of Radecke Ave. yesterday morning when he was accosted from behind by a man armed with a handgun, who ordered him to turn over a container of coins. Police said the gunman escaped with $500.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that an elderly woman was walking in the 4900 block of Parkside Drive shortly after 7 p.m. yesterday when she was approached from behind by a man who grabbed onto the purse she was carrying. Police said the victim struggled with the man until she lost her grip on the purse. Police said the man escaped and that the purse contained an unknown sum.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the 2800 block of Oakcrest Ave. reported that while her 1986 Jeep was parked in the 4500 block of Millbrook Road on Tuesday, someone broke into the vehicle and stole a cassette radio. Police said the property was valued at $200.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- A resident of the 500 block of Maude Ave. reported that someone broke into her home Wednesday by forcing the kitchen door and stole $200.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Mosher St. told police he was walking near his home yesterday evening when he was attacked by three men who struck him with their fists and robbed him of a small sum. Police said the victim was not seriously injured and that the three men escaped.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun accosted a resident of the 1500 block of Robert St. early today while she walked near her home and robbed her of $2. The victim, who works in the laundry at the University of Maryland Medical Center, told police she was on her way home from work and was a short distance from her house around 12:05 a.m. today when the man stopped her, pressed the gun to her face and demanded money. After the robbery, the woman ran into her house and reported the robbery. A search of the neighborhood failed to locate the gunman.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- A resident of the 1300 block of S. Carey St. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday by forcing the rear door and stole tools valued at more than $500.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- Police reported that several pieces of stereo equipment were stolen from a dwelling in the 100 block of S. Stricker St. yesterday by someone who forcibly entered the house. Police said the value of the property was not known.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- A resident of the 2500 block of Marbourne Road reported that someone broke into his home yesterday evening and stole a shotgun. Police said the weapon was valued at more than $100.

SHOPLIFTING: Southern District -- Police today were seeking a man who robbed a grocery store in the 700 block of Washington Blvd. yesterday by secreting a ham and canned food under his jacket. Police said a store employee chased the man but was unable to catch him. Police said the food was valued at less than $15.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police said a deliveryman for Pizz-A-Boli's in the 6400 block of Baltimore National Pike was about to deliver an order to a customer in the 900 block of Kevin Road Wednesday night when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who robbed him of $19 and the keys to his 1991 Hyundai. Police said the gunman got into the victim's car and drove off.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- An Emerald cab driver reported he was transporting a fare in the 2100 block of Hollins St. around 2 a.m. yesterday when the man told him to stop. The cabbie told police the man then placed a sharp object in his back and demanded his money. After robbing the cabbie of $40, the man got out of the cab and escaped.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A woman reported that while she was standing at a bus stop in the 9900 block of Poplar Grove St. shortly before 8 a.m. yesterday, she was approached by a man who told her he wanted money and to hand over her purse. Police said when the woman failed to respond, the man repeated his demand for money and implied he was armed with a handgun by placing one hand in his jacket pocket. Police said the woman gave up her purse to the man, who escaped on foot. Police said the man got away with cash and property, all valued at about $150.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Employees of the Beauty Outlet in the 2400 block of Frederick Ave. reported a man walked into the shop around noon yesterday and ordered the cashier to give him money from the cash register while pointing an unknown caliber handgun at her. Police said the gunman was given less than $100.

Baltimore County

ASSAULT: Towson District -- Police today were seeking a man who fired a shot at his wife when he entered her apartment early today and found her in the company of another man. Police said when the husband entered the apartment in the 6600 block of Collinsdale Road around 1 a.m., he found another man with his wife and pulled out a handgun. Police said the husband, who lives at another address, then fired a shot at the woman, missing her. Police said the other man fled the apartment and that the woman took shelter in another room, from where she called police. When the woman told police she believed her husband was still in the apartment, members of the Tactical Squad were dispatched to the scene. After a brief period, police entered the apartment but did not locate the husband. Police said the husband apparently escaped shortly after he fired the shot. He faces charges of attempted murder and using a handgun in the commission of a felony.

Anne Arundel County

ROBBERY ARREST: Annapolis -- Police and FBI agents Wednesday arrested a man in connection with the robbery Feb. 5 of the Bank of Maryland on Main Street. Police said the suspect, Robert Melvin Harris, 28, of the 1200 block of Graff Court, was arrested at his home Wednesday morning after he was identified when police reviewed videotape from a surveillance camera in the bank. Police said Mr. Harris allegedly entered the bank on the afternoon of Feb. 5 and lingered around for several minutes until a bank teller asked if she could be of some assistance. Police said Mr. Harris allegedly pulled out a knife and ordered the teller to give him money from a cash drawer at her station. Police said the man fled with an undisclosed sum, apparently unaware that the robbery was captured on film. After police and the FBI released a still photo of the suspect, several people reported knowing the man and gave police his address.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Crofton -- Police in Augusta, W.Va., last week captured a man who was being sought in connection with the Jan. 17 robbery of the Signet Bank in the Crofton Center. County police said a video camera at the bank recorded the robbery and that the suspect was identified a short time later. After police received information on his whereabouts, Clifford Alan Trageser, 40, formerly of Crownsville, was arrested by West Virginia authorities.

ROBBERY: Mayo -- Police said a man armed with a knife robbed a food market on Mayo Road of more than $400. Police reported the man entered the Selby Bay Market in the 900 block of Mayo Road Monday afternoon and removed a pint of milk from a refrigerator. After the man placed the milk on the counter, the clerk rang up the sale. Police said the man then pulled out a knife and removed the money from the open cash register. When the armed man left the store, the clerk chased him along River Road but stopped when the man got into a green Ford Torino and drove off.

ROBBERY: Annapolis -- A resident of Muddy Creek Road in Edgewater told police he was walking in an alley behind the 1800 block of Bowman Court early Tuesday when he was approached from behind by two men who struck him with their fists then robbed him of a small sum.

Howard County

ROBBERY: Columbia -- A deliveryman for a pizza shop was robbed of an undisclosed sum over the weekend by two men, one armed with a handgun. Police said the victim, an employee of a Columbia-area Pizza-Boli's, parked his car in the parking lot off the 5300 block of Brook Way and was about to get out of his car to deliver a food order when he was approached by two men, one carrying a handgun. Police said the gunman placed the weapon to the victim's head and threatened to kill him if he didn't give up his money. Fearing for his life, the delivery man gave up his money. The robbers then fled toward Columbia Road. Police said the victim drove back to the shop and reported the holdup.

STABBING: Columbia -- Police said a resident of the 5200 block of Brook Way was stabbed in the back Sunday night during an argument with men who earlier were not allowed to attend party at the victim's apartment. Police said the 26-year-old victim was standing on the stairway outside his apartment arguing with the men when one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the back. Police said the men fled the scene as the victim staggered back into his apartment, where he dialed 911. The victim was flown to the Maryland Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he was treated and released. Police said no arrests had been made.

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