ROBBERY: Southern District -- Police were seeking a man who robbed The Little Store in the 600 block of E. Patapsco Ave. Wednesday night. While playing the poker machine about 11 p.m., the man told a female employee that a quarter was stuck in the coin slot. When she got a knife to dislodge the coin, the man grabbed the knife, forced the woman into a room and took an undisclosed sum of money from a cash register.
THEFT: Northern District -- A man was detained Wednesday after he tried to leave F&M; Distributors in the 200 block of W. 29th St. without paying for $27 worth of headache medicine. Police said the man was expected to be served a criminal summons. Wednesday, a 35-year-old man was arrested when he tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at $15.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A microwave oven, compact discs, a cassette deck, VCR, TV, compact disc player and an equalizer, all valued at more than $3,000, were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 600 block of Lucia Ave.
ROBBERY: White Marsh Precinct -- A gunman and a woman robbed Kenwood Shell in the 6300 block of Kenwood Ave. of an undisclosed sum of money Wednesday.
ROBBERY: Towson Precinct -- Two men, both wearing masks and one with a handgun, robbed Fink's Liquors in the 6000 block of Falls Road of more than $100 Wednesday.
THEFT FROM AUTO: Bel Air -- Electronic equipment valued at more than $70 was stolen from an Oldsmobile parked Wednesday in the 2500 block of Deer Valley Way.
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Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore and Harford counties, reported by Richard Irwin.