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BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone broke into the Rite Aid pharmacy in the 5600 block of The Alameda over the weekend and stole several watches and pieces of jewelry. Police said entry was gained by forcing the front door and that the thief escaped before police arrived. Police said the value of the property taken in the burglary was not known.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- A resident of the 1400 block of Winston Ave. reported he was in the 1600 block of W. Cold Spring Lane Sunday morning when he was assaulted by four men who robbed him of a small sum. The men drove off in a car bearing Virginia license plates. Police said the car had been stolen earlier in the city.

BURGLARY/ARREST: Northern District -- Police arrested a man yesterday and were holding him at the Northwestern District station pending charges that he broke into a room at Union Memorial Hospital in the 200 block of E. University Parkway and stole some snack food. Police said the man was seen leaving the building and was arrested about two blocks from the hospital.

ROBBERY/CUTTING: Northern District -- Police reported that a resident of the 4300 block of Forest Park Ave. was in the 3000 block of N. Charles St. shortly before 2 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by three men who ordered him to give up his property. Police said that when the victim, Preston Hinton, refused, one of the men brandished a broken bottle and cut him on the hand. Police said the men then robbed Mr. Hinton of $15 and escaped. Police said Mr. Hinton was not seriously injured.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Northern District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the Northwestern District station pending robbery charges. Police said a resident of the 4400 block of Wrenwood Ave. was in the 500 block of E. 42nd St. Sunday when she was stopped by a man who stole her jacket after assaulting her. Later, police made an arrest. Police said the woman was not seriously injured.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 1400 block of Union Ave. in Hampden reported that someone broke into her apartment over the weekend and stole a diamond ring. Police said the ring was valued at nearly $1,300.

RAPE TRY: Western District -- Police today were seeking two men who attacked a woman as she walked in the 1500 block of School St. yesterday morning and attempted to rape her. The woman told police she was walking alone at 5:40 a.m. when two men attacked her and tried to tear her clothing off. The victim reported she struggled with the men as they attempted to disrobe her, causing them to flee. Police said the woman was not injured.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported a man armed with a small-caliber handgun accosted a resident of the 2700 block of The Alameda as he walked in the 900 block of N. Bentalou St. yesterday afternoon and demanded he give up his jewelry. Police said the gunman escaped with a 24-inch gold necklace and an 8-inch silver necklace. Police said the property was valued at more than $400.

ROBBERY: Western District -- An out-of-town resident reported he was walking in the 1200 block of W. Lafayette Ave. about 7 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun who ordered him to give up his jewelry. Police said the gunman escaped with two herring bone chains and a gold medallion. Police said the value of the jewelry was not known.

THEFT: Western District -- A resident of the 2400 block of Francis St. reported that someone entered his home over the weekend and stole a TV set from the bedroom. Police said the property was valued at $100 and that the victim suspects the TV was stolen by a man he knows. Police said the victim was expected to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

THEFT: Western District -- Police were seeking a man who entered a home in the 800 block of W. Lexington St. over the weekend and stole a TV set and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at more than $500 and that a 23-year-old man known to the victim is suspected of taking the property.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of Early Times Auto Repairs in the 2900 block of Buena Vista St. reported that someone broke into their building over the weekend and stole several hand and power tools. Police said the value of the property was not known and that entry was gained by forcing the front door.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police said an undisclosed sum was stolen Sunday afternoon after someone broke into J.R. Seafood in the 2400 block of Frederick Ave. Police said someone forced a rear door and stole cash from a secured area. Police said a man in his mid-20s was being sought in connection with the break-in.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 600 block of S. Pulaski St. reported that someone forcibly entered his house Sunday night and stole a VCR. Police said the property was valued at $300 and that entry was gained through the front door.

Baltimore County

BURGLARY/ARREST: Essex District -- Yesterday evening, police arrested a man after he reportedly broke into his former girlfriend's house and threatened her with a knife. Police said the man Stephen Mercer, 30, of no permanent address, was arrested moments later by Officer John Purdie responding to a break-in at the Tidewater Village Townhouses. The woman, whose name was not released, told police the man broke into her townhouse on Bledsoe Circle about 5:30 p.m. and attempted to sexually assault her at knifepoint. The woman reported she fought the man off and that before he fled he stole several pieces of her jewelry. Outside the woman's townhouse, the man was arrested by Officer Purdie, who recovered the woman's jewelry. Police said the knife used in the assault was not recovered. Police said Mr. Mercer was held overnight at the police station without bail pending a bail review hearing today before a District Court judge.

Anne Arundel County

STABBING: Hillsmere -- Police reported a 21-year-old Annapolis man was stabbed early Monday morning after being attacked by three men as he walked near Quiet Waters Park. Police said the victim, Robert William Hamilton, of the 600 block of Americana Drive, was walking along Hillsmere Drive at 1:25 a.m. Monday when he was approached by three men from behind. Mr. Hamilton told police that when he turned around, one of the men asked him for the time. Mr. Hamilton said one man suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the left thigh. At that point, Mr. Hamilton later told police, two of the men jumped him but that he was able to fight them off and flee. Police said a friend of the victim arrived on the scene and drove Mr. Hamilton to Anne Arundel General Hospital, where he was treated for the knife wound and released. Police said one white man and two black men were being sought in the attack.

ROBBERY/STABBING: Freetown Village -- Police said a Prince George's County man was stabbed in the side last week while talking to some men on Levy Court. Police said Denard C. Carey, 21, of the 2100 block of Colebrook Road in Temple Hills, was taking to some friends in Freetown Village when he was attacked by a man who stabbed him in the side and robbed him of his money. Police said the injured man's companions drove him to Washington Hospital Center for treatment. Police said no arrest had been made and that robbery appeared to be the motive for the stabbing.

BURGLARY: Annapolis -- A resident of the 600 block of Little Current Drive reported that someone broke into his home over the weekend and stole firearms and other pieces of property. Police said entry was gained by forcing a door and that the property was valued at more than $1,500.

BURGLARY: Ferndale -- Police said property valued at nearly $250 was reported stolen from a dwelling in the 5700 block of Bellegrove Road over the weekend after someone gained entry through a window. Police said the intruder escaped with several hand and power tools.

Carroll County

BURGLARY: Finksburg -- Police reported that someone forced his way into the office of Murray's motors on Baltimore Boulevard and stole tools, at least two telephones and two cars. Police said a 1984 Dodge Ram truck parked at the firm was damaged. Police said entry into the offices was gained through a window and that the value of the property was not immediately known.

THEFT: Westminster -- A resident of La Costa Circle reported that someone broke into her car while the vehicle was parked near her home over the weekend and stole property valued at nearly $140.

Harford County

ROBBERY: Edgewood -- County and state police today continued their search for a man who robbed the High's dairy store in the 1900 block of Pulaski Highway last week of an undisclosed sum. Police said that after a man wearing dark pants and a light-colored shirt entered the store, he pulled out a knife and ordered a male employee to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the robber then tied the clerk's hands behind his back with black shoe string and was leading him to the back of the store when a customer walked in. The robber stopped and walked out of the store. Police said the man was seen driving off in a car bearing black and white license plates that ended in 45.

BURGLARY: Aberdeen -- A resident of Grove Street reported that someone broke into his home and stole a microwave oven, cash and a video game. Police said the property was valued at nearly $500.

THEFT: Belcamp -- Employees of Mercedes-Benz of North America in the 4600 block of Mercedes Drive reported that someone entered their business earlier this month and stole a 1992 Mercedes valued at more than $90,000.

BURGLARY: Fallston -- Police said someone broke into Belltone Audio Services in the 2700 block of Belair Road and stole office equipment and a microwave oven. Police said the property was valued at nearly $2,000.

THEFT: Forest Hill -- A resident of the 2400 block of Fairview Drive reported that someone broke into his outdoor storage shed last week and stole two motorcycles. Police said entry was gained forcing a door and that the vehicles were valued at $4,000.

Howard County

BURGLARY: Elkridge -- Police reported that at least two men broke into a house under construction in the 7300 block of Gardenview Drive last week and stole appliances. Police said residents of the area saw two men loading appliances from the house onto a pickup truck before they drove off. Police said entry was gained through an unlocked garage door.

BURGLARY: Ellicott City -- A resident of the 10000 block of The Mending Wall reported she was awakened last week by someone breaking into her home. The occupant told police the intruder fled when she cried out. Police said the intruder made good his escape and took several pieces of jewelry and cash, all of unknown value.

BURGLARY: Ellicott City -- Police reported that several pieces of property were stolen last week after someone broke into a house in the 10100 block of Hobson Choice Lane. Police said entry was gained through an unlocked door and that stereo equipment, at least two TV sets, a VCR and telephones were stolen. Police said the value of the property was not known.

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