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ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said David Horsey, a resident of the 1600 block of N. Gilmor St., was in his wheelchair in the 1500 block of N. Fremont Ave. late Monday night when the woman who was pushing the wheelchair suddenly leaned over and grabbed a bag containing beer and money he was carrying in his lap. Police said the woman escaped with cash and property valued at more than $50.

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ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1500 block of Spray Court reported he was walking in the 1700 block of Baker St. around 5 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by two men who demanded his money. Police said the victim complied, giving the men nearly $20 and $40 worth of bus passes.

THEFT: Western District -- Police said a money order made out for more than $300 in the name of a resident of Harlem Ave. was stolen from the home over the past three days.

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STABBING/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a 45-year-old maintenance worker at the Baltimore Convention Center and charged him in connection with the stabbing of a fellow employee during an argument inside the building early Monday. Police said the victim, Arthur Jeter, 34, was arguing with another worker inside a second-floor restroom when he was stabbed in the stomach with a knife. Police said that Troy Durham, of the 2800 block of W. Lexington St., was charged with assault and possession of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. Bail information on Mr. Durham was not available. Police said Mr. Jeter was in good condition today at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

THEFT/ARREST: Central District -- Police responding to a shoplifting yesterday evening at the Super Fresh food store in the 200 block of McMechen St. arrested a woman who attempted to leave the store without paying for baby food valued at more than $11. Police said the woman, a resident of the area near the store, was being held at the women's detention center at the Central District station pending formal theft charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said a man was walking in the 200 block of N. Paca St. shortly before 10 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a handgun, who ordered him to give up his money. Police said the man complied, giving the gunman and his accomplice nearly $100.

SHOOTING: Southeastern District -- Police said a 54-year-old cabinet maker was shot in the back Sunday as he walked toward a dumpster outside a business in the 1000 block of E. Pratt St. Police said Edwin Lee Thrasher was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was in serious condition today. A police department spokesman said Mr. Thrasher heard three shots and then felt a pain in his back. Police said they had no motive for the shooting and that the shots may have come from a nearby high-rise apartment building and were not intentionally fired at Mr. Thrasher.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 4800 block of Laurel Ave. reported that someone broke into her home Monday night and stole a 13-inch TV, VCR tapes and a computer-video game. Police said the property was valued at more than $600.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said property valued at more than $3,500 was stolen from a dwelling in the 5200 block of Putney Way after someone broke into the house through a basement window. Police said the intruder escaped with silverware and jewelry.

ROBBERY TRY: Northern District -- An out-of-town resident told police he was in Druid Hill Park Sunday night when he was accosted by a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun who attempted to steal his car. The victim told police he resisted the man's attempt and drove off. A search of the area failed to locate a suspect.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police said a resident of the 400 block of E. 28th St. was walking a block from his home Tuesday night when he was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded his money. Police said the victim gave the gunman and his accomplice $50. Police said the men also took the victim's hat.

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ASSAULT: Northern District -- A resident of the 3700 block of Elm Ave. in Hampden told police she was at the Rotunda shopping center in the 700 block of W. 40th St. Monday night when she was accosted by a former boyfriend who threatened to kill her. Police said the man fled before officers arrived.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling on Wendover Road Monday night and stole jewelry, pewter ware and other items at nearly $1,500.

ASSAULT/ARREST: Northern District -- A resident of the 800 block of Bradhurst Ave. reported that during an argument with another man in the 600 block of Radnor Ave. early yesterday, he was struck several times with a baseball bat. Police said the victim sustained minor head injuries and that his assailant was arrested. Police said the suspect was being held at the station pending assault charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone forcibly entered a dwelling in the 100 block of Hawthorne Road Monday night or yesterday morning and stole $25 and a set of keys. Police said the burglar used a key to steal the victim's 1987 Buick which was parked near the house. Police said entry was gained through an unlocked kitchen window.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- A 51-year-old woman reported she was walking in the 5600 block of York Road around 9 p.m. yesterday when she was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who forced her to give up her purse. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped with cash and property valued at more than $100.

THEFT: Northern District -- Officials of the city Department of Transportation in the 500 block of The Fallsway reported that someone stole a parking meter head from its post in the first block of W. University Parkway. Police said the meter head was valued at nearly $200.

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BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said that property valued at nearly $1,800 was stolen from a dwelling in the 800 block of E. 41st St. after someone gained entry with a key yesterday. Police said the intruder escaped with a TV, VCR and a clock.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said a camera, food, cash and other items were stolen from a dwelling in the 3100 block of Barclay St. after someone gained entry through a side window. Police said the property was valued at more than $200 and that two women seen entering the house were being sought.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4000 block of White Ave. reported that someone entered her apartment yesterday by forcing a door and stole meat from the refrigerator, a living room end table and two cocktail rings. Police said the property was valued at nearly $340.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of Bo Brooks Crab House in the 5400 block of Belair Road reported that someone entered the office early Monday and stole a fax machine and a copier. Police said the equipment was valued at $700.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said property valued at more than $300 was stolen from an apartment in the 5000 block of Goodnow Road after someone gained entry by breaking a bedroom window.

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ROBBERY: Essex District -- A 38-year-old Essex man told police he was walking across the Mansfield Road foot bridge that crosses Md. 702 around 4:30 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man who asked him for a light. Before the victim could reply, police said the other man pulled a handgun from his jacket and ordered the victim to give him his wallet. Police said the victim handed over his wallet that contained cash and food stamps, all valued at about $300. Police said the victim reported the robbery about 30 minutes after arriving home.

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Police said a man armed with a handgun entered the office of the Crown service station in the 7400 block of Liberty Road shortly before 2 p.m. yesterday and forced the attendant to give up an undisclosed sum of money from the cash register.

ROBBERY: Wilkens District -- Police today continued their search for two men who robbed the Pizza Hut in the 6500 block Baltimore National Pike last night. Police said the men entered the restaurant at 9:30 p.m., announced a holdup and grabbed the manager. While one man ordered several employees and customers to keep their heads down and not to look at him or his partner, the second man forced the manager into a rear office. There, the manager was ordered to open the safe and turn over its contents. After taking money from the safe, the manager also was forced to remove money from a cash register. Following the robbery, the men ran out the front door and were seen getting into a car that had been reported stolen earlier. Police said no weapon was displayed during the robbery but that at least one of the men implied he was armed.

ROBBERY: Towson District -- An employee of a Crown service station in the first block of York Road near the city line reported he was in the office shortly before 10 p.m. yesterday when a man entered through a side door and ordered him to give him money from the cash register. After taking an undisclosed sum of money, the man forced the employee into a rear room and then escaped.

Anne Arundel County

ARRESTS: Crofton -- Police arrested two teen-agers and were seeking a third in connection with the attempted armed robbery over the weekend of an off-duty Prince George's County police officer outside a Dunkin Donut shop on Md. 3. Police said Officer Trudy Louise West-Kulick, who was in civillian clothes, and a friend were leaving the shop around 3:30 a.m. Saturday when they were stopped by three youths, one armed with a handgun, who demanded their money. Police said instead of giving up her money, Officer West-Kulick reached into her purse and pulled out her 9mm semi-automatic handgun and fired one shot at the armed youth. Police said the bullet missed its mark and that all three youths fled. Later, police learned the names and addresses of two of the suspects and arrested them at or near their homes in Mitchellville in Prince George's County. Police said the two youths who were arrested, ages 15 and 17, have been charged as juveniles with attempted armed robbery and released in the custody of their parents.

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VANDALISM: Annapolis -- City police said several cars parked near the Arundel Medical Center along downtown Franklin Street were vandalized and broken into over the weekend. Police said the cars' windows were broken and that several items inside the vehicles were stolen, including basketballs, credit cards, clothing and other items of value. Police said the value of the property and the cost of replacing the windows was not known.

BURGLARY: Annapolis -- A guest at the Howard Johnson motel in the first block of Old Mill Bottom Court reported that someone entered his room over the weekend and stole the TV. Police said the motel property was valued at $200.

BURGLARY: Brooklyn Park -- A resident of the 200 block of Audrey Ave. reported that someone broke into his outdoor storage shed and stole a riding lawn mower and tools. Police said the property was valued at nearly $3,000 and that entry into the shed was by forcing the front door open.

BURGLARY: Laurel -- Police reported that a VCR and TV were stolen from a dwelling in the 100 block of Jill Lane after someone gained entry through the front door. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,500.


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