* BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police have no suspects in the theft of $2,000 in tools from a garage at a home on the 900 block of E. 41st St. Saturday night or Sunday morning.
* ARMED ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- James Earl Taylor, 20, was in good condition at Sinai Hospital after being shot in the left side during a robbery in the 1800 block of E. Northern Parkway about 1:40 a.m. Monday. Police said Mr. Taylor was at a pay phone at the corner of Loch Raven Boulevard when two men approached him, one with a semiautomatic handgun, and demanded money. Mr. Taylor gave the two men $400. They tried to take his pager and then shot him, police said. Police have no suspects.
* BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A custodian of the Frankford Intermediate School, in the 6000 block of Frankford Ave., discovered a break-in there at 4 p.m. Sunday. A rear door had been kicked in. Police were not sure what had been taken.
* ROBBERY TRY: Northwestern District -- A woman reported that she was walking in the 3300 block of Garrison Blvd. about 1:50 a.m. Monday when a man approached her asking for money. When she told him she had none, he hit her on the head with his fist, causing her right eye to swell, police said.
* BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Vandals entered through a window and stole pencils and pens at West Baltimore Middle School in the 200 block of North Bend Ave. The break-in was discovered at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. Police believe juveniles were involved, but they have no suspects.
* BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Thieves broke in and stole an estimated $1,200 worth of property from United Iron and Metal Co., at 2545 Wilkens Ave. The burglary was discovered at 1 p.m. Sunday.
* SHOPLIFTING: Woodlawn -- A pair of silk shorts and a pair of earrings were stolen at 12:40 p.m. yesterday from the Montgomery Ward department store at Security Square Mall. A 47-year-old woman was arrested and charged with theft.
* ROBBERY: Towson -- A man waiting for a taxi at Taylor and Hillsway avenues was robbed of his wallet at 1:50 a.m. yesterday by two men who got out of a passing car and brandished a .38-caliber revolver.
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Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, reported by Anne Haddad and Darren M. Allen.