Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Robbery try: A gunman entered Bres' Cafe in the 3500 block of Belair Road about 10:30 a.m. yesterday and ordered two people, who were doing renovation work, to give up their money. Instead, one of the workers picked up a metal anti-theft device for automobiles and struck the gunman several times, forcing him to drop his .357-caliber Magnum handgun and flee. A check of area hospitals failed to locate the injured man.
Shooting: A woman was shot at least once in the upper body when a man fired a handgun from a tan car he was driving about 9 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of N. Carey St. The victim was in stable condition yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Robbery: A man assaulted a girl, 16, about 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 5300 block of Park Heights Ave. and robbed her of a carrying bag containing a cellular phone and a pager.
Burglary: Clothing, stereo speakers and a stereo compact disc player, all valued at more than $800, were stolen Wednesday from a house in the 2500 block of Druid Park Drive.
Robbery: A man was riding his bicycle in an alley in the 1500 block of Spring St. about 1 a.m. Wednesday when a gunman forced him to give up the bicycle, valued at $60.
Robbery: Police were seeking the driver of a light green car with tags HJI 271 who got out of the vehicle in the 900 block of Greenmount Ave. about 4 p.m. Wednesday and assaulted a man and robbed him of nearly $50.
Theft: Police were seeking a woman known as "Shatika" who stole a mountain bicycle valued at $300 in the 300 block of E. Lafayette Ave. about 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Robbery: A gunman entered the Bibelot bookstore at Timonium Crossing in the 2000 block of York Road about 7 a.m. Wednesday, pressed a handgun to the head of a female employee and demanded the contents of a safe. The gunman was given an undisclosed sum of cash and several gift certificates. A few hours later, police found the gift certificates at Goucher Boulevard and Providence Road.
North Point Precinct
Theft/arrests: A man and woman were arrested Wednesday when they tried to leave the Giant food market in the 1100 block of Merritt Blvd. without paying for meat products valued at $230. William David Jantzel, 25, of the 300 block of Foster Knoll Drive in Joppa, Harford County, and Sandra L. Daugherty, 33, of the 1500 block of N. Milton Ave. in Baltimore, were charged with theft.
Theft from vehicle/arrest: Police arrested a man Wednesday and charged him with stealing tools and cassette tapes, all valued at nearly $300, from a 1982 Plymouth pickup truck in the 1800 block of Portship Road. After an investigation, Leonard Hall, 33, of no fixed address, was charged with similar thefts that occurred in the area.
Bank robbery: An apparently unarmed man gave a teller a holdup note and robbed Provident Bank of Maryland in the 800 block of Goucher Blvd. of an undisclosed sum of money about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Burglary: Someone entered International Cafe in the first block of Chesapeake Ave. through a door Wednesday and stole $100 and several packs of cigarettes.