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141 cellular phones seized in two raids

Baltimore police and federal authorities said they seized 141 cellular phones during raids on a business and a house Thursday in a crackdown on the sale of stolen phones reprogrammed with pilfered numbers.

Tom Farrell, head of the Baltimore field office of the U.S. Secret Service, said police raided Beeper World, in the 1900 block of W. Pratt St., and a home in the 3700 block of Nortonia Road in West Baltimore.

Farrell said undercover agents and city police officers bought phones allegedly stolen on the street and reprogrammed them. He said the phones typically are used by drug dealers.

Injured driver, dying man seek help at doughnut shop

A wounded driver of a pickup truck sped into a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot in Southwest Baltimore early yesterday and pleaded for help from a worker as his passenger sat mortally wounded in the vehicle, city police said.

After emergency services were called, witnesses told police that a small Nissan pickup truck pulled into the parking lot in the 2300 block of Wilkens Ave. about 2: 30 a.m. police said they knew of no motive or suspect in the shooting and did not know where it occurred.

The driver, identified only as an Essex man, had been shot in the right side and arm. He was being treated yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The dead man, from Westminster, had been shot in the right side of the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pub Date: 9/20/97

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