Baltimore CityROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported...

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ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that a man and a female companion were walking in the 1900 block of W. Lafayette Ave. shortly before midnight last night when they were stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded their money and valuables. Police said the gunman robbed the man, a resident of the 1900 block of W. Lafayette Ave., and the woman, who lives in the 600 block of N. Pulaski St., of three pieces of jewelry and more than $80.

BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 3000 block of Fallstaff Road reported that someone entered her apartment between June 21 and Sunday and stole more than $1,000 worth of jewelry and $50 in quarters. Police said it appeared the thief used a key to enter the apartment.

THEFT: Northwestern District -- A resident of the 4500 block of Westchester Ave. reported someone stole a bicycle valued at $100 from her yard Sunday afternoon.

ASSAULT: Northwestern District -- Police reported a resident of the 4500 block of Bonner Road was walking in the 2900 block of Wynham Road Sunday evening when two men came up behind him and struck him with their fists and kicked him. Police said the victim sustained injuries to the face, neck and head. He was treated at a local hospital. No arrests were made, police said.

ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Police said a woman was robbed of her jewelry by two men who accosted her while she was in the 2500 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway Sunday. Police said two men, one armed with a knife, ordered the woman to give up her jewelry or they would cut her. Police said the woman complied, giving the armed man and his accomplice two rings, a necklace, a silver chain and a herring bone chain. Police said the jewelry was valued at more than $800.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 900 block of Woodson Road reported that someone broke into his home Sunday afternoon through a rear window and stole a radio and a TV set. Police said the property was valued at nearly $500.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said property valued at nearly $800 was stolen from a dwelling in the 800 block of Exeter Hall Ave. over the weekend after someone gained entry through a door. Police said the intruder escaped with a radio and a tape deck.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- A resident of the 600 block of Dumbarton Road reported he was walking in the 700 block of Wyanoke Road last week when he was accosted by a man who demanded his money while threatening him. Police said the victim gave up his wallet containing more than $50.

ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police said two men, one armed with a handgun, approached a resident of the 600 block of E. 37th St. while he was walking in the 3600 block of Greenmount Ave. yesterday and demanded his money. Police said the victim gave up his wallet containing more than $200 to the gunman and an accomplice.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A student at Johns Hopkins University in the 3400 block of N. Charles St. reported that someone entered his room over the weekend and stole an electric coffee maker, a clock and a telephone. Police said the property was valued at more than $160.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 600 block of Woodbourne Ave. reported that someone entered her home with a key and stole property valued at more than $1,000. Police said the intruder made off with an AM-FM radio, VCR, compact disc player and a watch. The victim told police she believes the property was stolen by a man she knows.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said someone stole four wheels and rims from a 1986 Mercedes Benz while the vehicle was parked in the 1100 block of Homestead St. last week. The owner of the vehicle, a resident of the 6800 block of Liberty Road, told police the equipment was valued at $2,000.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A teen-age resident of the 700 block of Belgian Ave. reported that two youths 13 to 15 stole his bicycle after he parked it in Herring Run park yesterday. The owner told police the multi-speed mountain bike was valued at more than $700.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police were seeking a man in the theft of more than $1,100 worth of property from a dwelling in the 2700 block of Fenwick Ave. The victim told police that a man she knows entered her home yesterday evening and stole a 20-inch TV set, a computer, two books and a duffel bag containing other pieces of property.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Amoco service station in the 6000 block of Belair Road reported that a man removed a pay telephone from its post outside the station early yesterday. The employees told police that after the man pulled the telephone from the post, he placed it inside his car and drove off. Police said the pay phone was valued at $1,000.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police said a woman was standing at a bus stop in the 4900 block of Loch Raven Blvd. early yesterday when she was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who demanded her purse. Police said the victim, a 34-year-old resident of the 1400 block of Winston Ave., complied, giving the gunman her purse that contained cash and property, all valued at more than $60.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police said someone apparently hid inside the Dunkin Donuts shop in the 5400 block of Harford Road over the weekend and then stole money from the office after closing time. Police said evidence indicated that before the shop closed late Sunday night, someone entered a restroom and hid inside. After the store closed, police said the thief came out of hiding, entered an office and stole an undisclosed sum of cash before escaping.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police said an elderly resident of the 1800 block of Winford Road was walking near her home yesterday afternoon when she was attacked by a man in his 30s who knocked the woman to the ground and stole her purse. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at more than $400.

THEFT/ARREST: Southern District -- Police responding to a theft at the Stop, Shop and Save store in the 600 block of Cherry Hill Road yesterday evening arrested a man who attempted to leave the store without paying for some ice cream. Police said the man was held overnight at the station pending theft charges and a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- A resident of the 300 block of S. Stricker St. reported that someone broke into her home yesterday morning and stole several hand and power tools and music tapes. Police said the property was valued at more than $500.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 900 block of McHenry St. yesterday and stole a diamond ring and other items. Police said the property was valued at $1,000.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- Officials of CSX Railroad in the 4700 block of Hollins Ferry Road reported that someone broke into one of their box cars while it was parked in the 1000 block of Key Highway between yesterday evening and early today and stole several chairs. Police said the value of the chairs was not known.

Baltimore County

ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Police reported a man armed with a handgun robbed a restaurant in the Westview Mall yesterday morning and escaped with an undisclosed sum of money. Police said a man entered the Homestyle Family Buffet in the 5700 block Baltimore National Pike shortly after 7 a.m. and ordered a clerk to give him money from the cash register while pointing a gun at her. After taking the money, police said, the man ran out the rear door.

Anne Arundel County

BURGLARY: Annapolis -- A resident of the 1300 block of Douglas Ave. reported that someone forced his way into his home last week and stole more than $200. Police said entry was gained through a window.

BURGLARY: Deale -- Police reported that someone broke into a house in the first block of Johns Circle and stole property valued at more than $200. Police said the burglar entered the house by forcing a door.

BURGLARY: Odenton -- Police said several pieces of jewelry were stolen from a house in the 1500 block of Florida Ave. over the weekend after someone entered through a door. Police said the value of the property was not known.

Carroll County

THEFT: Westminster -- A resident of Middlegrove Court reported that someone broke into her car while it was parked near her home last week and stole property valued at more than $100. In an incident that may have been related to the Middlegrove Court theft, police said someone broke into a car that was parked on Kingsbury Road, but nothing appeared to be missing.

THEFT: Westminster -- Police reported that a radar detector was stolen from a car while it was parked at the Cranberry Mall Shopping Center last week. The owner of the car, a Westminster resident, told police the property was valued at more than $500 and that entry was gained by prying open the driver's side window.

Harford County

THEFT: Aberdeen -- A resident of Perryman Road reported that someone entered onto his property last week and stole a 16-foot fiberglass boat and its outboard motor. Police said the property was valued at an estimated $3,000.

BURGLARY: Abingdon -- Police said archery equipment was stolen last week from a home in the 1400 block of Valley Forge Way after someone gained entry by force. Police said a compound bow and arrows, valued at more than $400, were taken.

BURGLARY: Belcamp -- Employees of Process Industry Inc. in the 1300 block of Brass Mill Road reported that someone broke into their building last week and stole two welding machines. Police said the equipment was valued at $5,000.

Howard County

ARSON: Ellicott City -- State and county investigators have ruled that a fire that caused at least $40,000 damage to Cinderella's Castle at the Enchanted Forest in the 10000 block Baltimore National Pike last week was arson. No arrests had been made in the case. Police said someone entered the castle on Thursday morning and set fire to the roof. From there, flames entered the first floor but action by firefighters from at least eight county fire companies prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings at the park. Police said the park was scheduled to open this summer after three years of renovation, but the fire would postpone the opening. Anyone having information about who set the fire is urged to call the county police at 313-2266.

BURGLARY: Columbia -- A resident of the 8700 block of Hayshed Lane reported that someone broke into his house through a sliding glass door and stole a VCR and a TV set. Police said the value of the property was not known.

BURGLARY: North Laurel -- Police reported a telephone and a VCR were stolen from a dwelling in the 9000 block of Early April Way after someone gained entry by cutting a hole in a sliding screen door. Police said the property was valued at nearly $300.

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