Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Stolen vehicle: A late-model Honda automobile belonging to a city police officer was stolen Monday afternoon from in front of the victim's house on Elmora Avenue. Inside it were the officer's gun, badge and gun belt.
Theft: Someone broke the front passenger window of a 2002 Toyota 4Runner about 11:45 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of E. Centre St. and stole a handicapped placard that was hanging from the rearview mirror.
Armed robbery: A 26-year-old woman told police she was robbed of more than $18,000 in cash about 11:20 a.m. Monday in the 2100 block of E. Madison St. The victim, an employee of the Family Dollar Store at 1301 E. Fayette St., told police a man approached from behind and threatened to stick her with an AIDS-infected needle. She gave him $17,966 that was to be deposited in a bank, and $640 of her own money.
Armed robberies: A man entered a 7-Eleven on Main Street in Reisterstown at 9:10 p.m. Monday, saying that he had a gun, and stole one garbage bag and two marking pens. At 9:45 p.m., police said, the same man approached an employee at Food Lion in the 9000 block of Liberty Road, claimed to have a gun, and took $3,500 and cigarettes. A store security guard overpowered the man and held him until police arrived.