ROBBERY: Western District -- Two men armed with a .45-caliber handgun approached a 40-year-old man from behind Saturday afternoon in the 1600 block of W. Baltimore St. and stole $15. Police said one of the men was known to the victim and an arrest is expected.
BURGLARY: Catonsville District -- Someone pried open a sliding glass door in the rear of a house in the first block of Blue Jay Court on Friday night in the Lansdowne section and stole video equipment and a computer game console. The goods were valued at about $600.
BURGLARY: Woodlawn District -- Someone broke into Kirlin's Mechanical in the 7300 block of Dogwood Road through a window in the front door during the weekend and stole six Motorola Spirit Pro radios, valued at $500 each.
STOLEN CAR: Towson District -- A burgundy 1987 Honda Civic was stolen about 6:15 a.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of Donachie Road.
ROBBERY: Parkville District -- A man walked into the High's Dairy Store in the 7400 block of Belair Road about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, threatened a cashier with a sawed-off shotgun and took $50. The robber is a white male, about 25 years old and was last seen wearing a T-shirt, blue jeans and a jean jacket.
ROBBERY: Parkville District -- A man and a woman entered the Royal Farm convenience store in the 2700 block of Taylor Ave. about 10 p.m. Saturday and robbed the cashier with what appeared to be a gun. The man thrust an object in his pocket at the cashier and threatened to shoot. An undetermined amount of cash was taken.
ROBBERY: Owen Brown -- Police are looking for two men who held up a Mobil gas station in the 7000 block of Cradle Rock Way in Columbia Friday morning and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash. One of the men entered the station at 9:25 a.m., threatened a cashier with a handgun and ran off with an accomplice into the Carrie Hill Court townhouse complex.
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Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City, and Baltimore and Harford couunties, reported by Richard Irwin.