Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore city and county.
Burglary: A man returned to his home, in the 2900 block of The Alameda to discover a burglar in his kitchen Saturday afternoon. The intruder fled out the back door with a videocassette recorder and a pager. Police said he appeared to have broken into a basement window.
Burglary: An unknown suspect broke into a home in the 5000 block of E. Eager St. between noon Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and took $100, a diamond ring and a gold chain.
Robbery: A Baltimore man was robbed of $9 after being threatened at gunpoint in the 300 block of N. Robinson St. on Saturday night. Police said the man was getting into his car about 10:30 p.m. when an unidentified man approached, pulled a sawed-off shotgun and demanded money.
Robbery: A Baltimore man leaving the home of a friend in the 200 block of N. Curley St. on Saturday night gave up cash and his car keys after being threatened by two unidentified men. As they approached him, one of the men pulled what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun. The assailants took the cash and keys, but not the car.
Robbery: Police charged Nolan Spann, 42, of Baltimore in the robbery and beating of a 27-year-old man on Pratt Street at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The victim said he was walking down the street when two men approached him and ordered him to give up his money. He saw no weapon, but gave them $6. The victim said the men beat him.
Shooting: Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting of a Baltimore man Saturday night in the 1100 block of Carrollton Ave. The victim told police he was standing on the sidewalk when he began arguing with a man, who pulled out a handgun and shot him in the left leg. The victim was treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Armed robbery: Two Ellicott City residents were attacked Saturday night by seven males, who beat the victims and stole their jackets. The assailants all wore black jackets. They carried no weapons, but beat the victims with their fists after approaching them about 8:45 p.m. in the 6500 block of Baltimore National Pike.
Armed robbery: Two unidentified men walked into a Shell station in the 900 block of Frederick Road and took about $700, police said. The robbery occurred at 6:45 p.m. Saturday after one of the men implied to the cashier that he had a gun. He took the money in the cash drawer and the two fled in a blue vehicle.
Armed robbery: Two unidentified suspects entered a Citgo station in the 4100 block of Southwestern Blvd. at about 7 p.m. Saturday night, ordered the cashier at gunpoint to open the register, then fled with about $200. No one was injured.
Theft: A 1980 Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig was stolen over the weekend from a parking area at Nuwood Drive and Powers Lane. The $25,000 theft was discovered at about 11 a.m. yesterday. Police knew of no suspects.
Arson: Unidentified suspects set fire to 1982 Buick Riviera yesterday in the 5800 block of Virginia St. after pouring gasoline over the car. Police estimated the damage at $4,000.
Metro Crime Stoppers
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