ROBBERY TRY: Northern District -- Police said...

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ROBBERY TRY: Northern District -- Police said a man attempted to rob the Dunkin' Donuts shop in the 5400 block of York Road Saturday night but had a change of heart when an employee threatened to throw a pot of hot coffee on him. Police said a man entered the shop shortly after 9 p.m. and gave a female employee a note saying he wanted all the money in the cash register and that he was armed with a handgun. Police said when the employee opened the cash register, the man reached in and grabbed several bills. The employee then picked up a pot of coffee and threatened to throw it on the man if he didn't drop the money. The man dropped the money and fled.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- A 25-year-old resident of the 400 block of E. 31st St. reported he was walking in the 3200 block of Greenmount Ave. around 3 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man who demanded his money while threatening him with a knife that the robber did not display. Police said the victim reached into his pocket and gave a blank check to the man, who fled on foot. Police said the blank check was valued at 10 cents.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported that two men, one armed with a silver-colored handgun, robbed a restaurant in the 5600 block of York Road late yesterday morning. Police said after the men entered Wendy's restaurant about 11:30 a.m., one of them pulled out a gun and announced a holdup. Police said an employee gave an undiscosed sum to the men, who ran out the door and escaped.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported a resident of the 2300 block of Maryland Ave. was assaulted and robbed yesterday evening after leaving a carry-out shop in the 300 block of Park Ave. Police said Donald Downs, 42, was walking in the 300 block of Park Ave. around 8 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a woman who asked him for money. Police said Mr. Downs gave the woman some change then entered the carry-out. After purchasing some food in the carry-out, police said, Mr. Downs left the shop. On the street he noticed the woman was standing with two men. As he began to walk away from the shop, the two men asked him for the food he was carrying. Police said the men then struck Mr. Downs in the face, knocking him to the pavement, and robbed him of a carrying bag that contained his wallet. Police said the trio escaped with property valued at more than $60.

THEFT: Central District -- A resident of the 100 block of N. Carey St. reported that while his car was parked on Wilkes Lane off Calvert Street someone broke into the vehicle and stole several pieces of stereo radio equipment. Police said the theft occurred yesterday and that the property was valued at more than $300.

THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a car while it was parked in the 1700 block of Lovegrove St. and stole a radar detector. The owner of the car, a Perry Hall resident, told police the property was valued at $300.

THEFT: Central District -- An out-of-town resident told police that while she was shopping in the Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace yesterday, someone stole her wallet. The victim told police the wallet contained more than $100.

CUTTING: Western District -- Police said a resident of the 1600 block of W. North Ave. was recovering from several knife wounds he received during an incident Saturday night inside his home. Police said Alvin Taylor was attacked by a man armed with a knife around 11:30 p.m. He was cut on the face, right hand, elbow and neck. Police said the victim was taken by ambulance to the Liberty Medical Center, where he was listed today in fair condition. Police said the armed man fled and is being sought.

CUTTING: Western District -- Police early yesterday arrested a woman and were holding her at the women's detention center in connection with the cutting of a man inside a house in the 2400 block of Druid Hill Ave. Police said Mitchell Anderson, a resident of the house, was attacked by a woman around 2:15 a.m. yesterday who reportedly cut his throat with a straight razor. Police said Mr. Anderson was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was listed today in serious condition. Police said Laverne Murphy, also a resident of the house, was charged with assault by cutting and using a deadly weapon in commission of a felony. Police said the woman was held overnight and was to appear today at a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 900 block of Braddish Ave. reported that someone broke into her house between Saturday night and yesterday morning and stole stereo equipment, a VCR, tapes and a leather coat. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000 and that entry was gained through a bedroom window.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said someone broke into a funeral home over the weekend and stole property valued at more than $1,000. Police said the break-in occurred between Saturday night and early yesterday at the Harris Funeral Home in the 600 block of N. Gilmor St. Three telephones and an exhaust fan were stolen. Police said entry was gained through a third-floor window.

CAB HOLDUP: Western District -- Police reported a man armed with a handgun robbed a taxi driver yesterday afternoon of nearly $200. Police said an unidentified Royal cab driver reported he picked up a fare at North Avenue and Eutaw Street around 3 p.m. yesterday and was directed to the 1300 block of W. North Ave. After arriving at the destination, police said the passenger pulled out an unknown caliber handgun and ordered the cab driver to give up his money. After robbing the cabbie of $170, the gunman bolted from the vehicle and escaped.

CAB HOLDUP: A Diamond cab driver told police he was driving in the 2300 block of Eutaw St. around 3 p.m. yesterday when a man he picked up earlier pulled out a handgun and ordered him to give up his money. Police said the gunman escaped with about $60. Police said the robber did not fit the description of the man who robbed the Royal cab driver.

ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 1700 block of W. Lexington St. reported she was in the 1800 block of W. Fairmount Ave. around 6 p.m. yesterday when she was stopped by two men who struck her with their fists and robbed her of nearly $70. Police said the woman was not seriously injured.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said property valued at more than $1,000 was stolen over the weekend from a home in the 2100 block of Etting St. after someone gained entry through the front door. Police said the intruder escaped with two 350-watt stereo speakers, a microwave oven and a telephone.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A Baltimore County resident reported that someone broke into his 1981 Ford truck while the vehicle was parked in the 3700 block of Kavon Ave. over the weekend and stole a removable in--- radio. Police said the radio was valued at more than $300 and that entry into truck was by breaking one of its windows.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police said a resident of the 3500 block of Cliftmont Ave. was walking near her home early Saturday afternoon when she was attacked by a man who struck her with his fist, causing her to fall to the ground. Police said the man then robbed the woman of her carrying bag containing cash and property, all valued at $50.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a 1982 Chevrolet while the vehicle was parked in the 3800 block of Frankford Ave. between April 29 and yesterday and stole a stereo radio. The owner of the vehicle, a resident of the 3800 block of Frankford Ave., told police the radio was valued at more than $300 and that entry was gained by breaking a window.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5100 block of Hilburn Ave. reported his 1987 Ford was parked near his home over the weekend when someone broke into the vehicle and stole two 15-inch stereo speakers that were inside a custom-made box. Police said the stereo equipment was valued at $1,000. Police said entry into the vehicle was by breaking a window.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police today were seeking a woman known as "Sanchey" in connection with the theft of jewelry valued at more than $1,500 from a house in the 4100 block of Eierman Ave. The victim told police the suspect stole three rings from her while visiting over the weekend.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police said a resident of the 1100 block of W. Saratoga St. was in the 5900 block of Loch Raven Blvd. around 5 a.m. yesterday when he was accosted by two one armed with a handgun, who robbed him of his wallet containing $20. Police said that during the robbery, the gunman pointed the weapon at the victim and threatened to shoot him.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3700 block of Woodlea Ave. told police that someone broke into her 1986 Toyota while it was parked near her home over the weekend and stole an in--- radio. Police said the property was valued at more than $400 and that entry was gained by breaking one of the car's side windows.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Towson District -- Police said two men wearing ski masks entered the Royal Farm store in the 7200 block of York Road around 2:30 a.m. today and forced an employee to give them the contents of the cash register. Police said one of the men was armed with a 9mm semiautomatic handgun and that the pair escaped with an undisclosed sum. Moments after the robbery, a police officer spotted the get-away car and followed it to Blenheim Road, where its two occupants bailed out. Police said a search that included a helicopter failed to locate the men after nearly two hours. In the car, which had not been reported stolen, police found two ski masks and a 9mm handgun.

ROBBERY: Towson District -- A resident of the first block of Wycombe Way reported she was about to enter her home shortly after midnight yesterday when she was accosted by two men, one armed with a semi-automatic handgun, who robbed her of her purse. Following the robbery, the men, both of whom were wearing ski masks, escaped on foot. Police said there was no evidence linking the men who robbed the woman with the armed holdup of the Royal Farm store.

Anne Arundel County

ROBBERY: Glen Burnie -- An unidentified youth told police he was robbed of his portable radio yesterday afternoon while playing basketball at Glen Burnie High School in the 7500 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. The victim, a teen-age resident of Glen Burnie, told police he was playing basketball shortly before 5 p.m. when three youths entered the court and began chasing him. Police said when the three caught the youth, they struck him over the head with a lacrosse stick and stole his radio. Police said the three suspects then got into a white Chevrolet Chevette with red and blue stripes and sped off toward the Harundale Mall. Police said the victim was not seriously injured.

BURGLARY: Crofton -- A resident of the 1400 block of Ormsby Place reported that someone broke into his home through a window and stole stereo equipment and several pieces of jewelry. Police said the property was valued at more than $5,000.

BURGLARY: Hanover -- Police said cash was stolen after someone broke into a house in the 2600 block of Annapolis Road. Police said the amount of money was not immediately known and that entry was gained by forcing a door.

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