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Woman robbed by disguised gunman

A Glen Burnie woman was robbed at gunpoint as she parked her car in front of her home, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim said she arrived home on Home Water Way around 9:30 p.m. Monday and was approached by a man wearing a bandanna over his face and armed with a semi-automatic handgun who demanded her money. She handed him her entire purse, and the man fled toward Clear Drop Way. She said she saw a car pull up the street toward the male and that he may have gotten inside.

He was described as black, heavy, in his 20s and wearing a beanie cap, white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Assailants beat man outside bar

A man was beaten by several men outside a Glen Burnie bar, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim said he was in the rear parking lot of Bottom's Up at 7771 Baltimore and Annapolis Blvd. about 10:30 p.m. Friday when the men assaulted him and attempted to rob him. The men gave up and fled in a white Ford Expedition. The victim declined medical treatment.

Tanning salon robbed by gunman

A Glen Burnie tanning salon was robbed at gunpoint, Anne Arundel County police said.

An employee of Sun Chasers, 13 Wellham Ave., said a man came in about 10:30 p.m., pointed a black handgun at him and demanded money. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot.

Gunmen rob pizza deliveryman

A pizza deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint by two men in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said.

The employee of Domino's Pizza had just made a delivery on Roots Drive about 10:15 p.m. Saturday when two men wearing masks over the lower portions of their faces and brandishing black handguns approached him, police said. They demanded his money, and he handed it over. They fled on foot.

Teen tries to carjack woman in Severn

A customer at a Severn Wal-Mart said a teenage boy tried to carjack her, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim was getting into her car outside the store at 407 George Clauss Blvd. at 7:15 p.m. Saturday when a teen walked up behind her, tapped her on the shoulder, and sprayed her in the face with something. She screamed, and he fled on foot across the parking lot.

Man charged in hit-and-run accident

A Pasadena man was charged in a hit-and-run crash that injured the drivers of a U.S. Postal Service truck and a sedan, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police said William Edward Trexler, 31, of the 810 block of Elizabeth Road was driving a white Chevrolet pickup truck on Hog Neck Road about 3:45 p.m. Friday when he struck a marked mail truck in the rear end, pushing it into a silver Lexus in front of it, and then sped off.

The driver of the mail truck, a 35-year-old Glen Burnie woman, and the driver of the Lexus, a 47-year-old Pasadena woman, received non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Officers found the pickup behind Pastore's Shopping Center at Hog Neck and Mountain roads, and witnesses reported seeing the driver flee on foot. Using witness descriptions, officers arrested Trexler at his home and charged him with traffic violations including leaving the scene of an accident and driving on suspended tags.

Man charged in several car break-ins

A Baltimore man was charged with breaking into several cars in the Seven Oaks community, Anne Arundel County police said.

Officers called to Falling Brook and Rainy Spring courts just after midnight Sunday found James W. Hyatt, 39, of North Central Avenue, crouched down next to an automobile. Officers said they quickly identified several vehicles that he had entered with the intent to steal property from inside them.

He was charged with being a rogue and vagabond and was being held at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center on $15,000 bond.

Additional charges of theft are pending further investigation.

Three men beat victim with stick

A Severn man was beaten with a stick by three men attempting to rob him as he left his house, Anne Arundel County police said.

The victim was sitting in his car on the 1700 block of Carriage Lamp Court about 11:15 p.m. Sunday when the trio, all dressed in dark colors, including one man armed with some kind of stick, approached him.

They demanded his money, and when he said he didn't have any, the men attacked him with the stick, cutting his nose. They fled on foot. The victim declined hospital treatment.

Man arrested over loud music

An Annapolis man was arrested after repeatedly refusing to turn down his loud music and arguing with officers, city police said.

Tracy Alan Chandler, 45, of the 700 block of Americana Drive, defended the volume of noise coming from his apartment at 11 p.m. Saturday, saying it was Saturday night. He reluctantly agreed to turn it down, police said, but officers were called back to his home less than an hour later after getting more complaints from neighbors. He again declined to turn it down, even under threat of arrest, saying he planned to continue to listen to his music. Told that he was under arrest, Chandler resisted efforts to handcuff him and was restrained after a brief struggle.

He was charged with failing to obey a lawful order and resisting arrest.

Rental listing ad altered online

A real estate agent reported that someone tried to hijack her rental listing in hopes of pocketing a discounted rental fee, city police said.

The victim said she discovered on Friday that a scammer had taken over her ad for a residential rental property that she had posted on Craig's List. She had placed an ad advertising a home in Herald Harbor for rent for $1,445, and a few days later, she noticed the same ad - except that the monthly rate had been lowered to $1,000 and the contact information was different.

She became aware that potential renters had contacted the scammer, but as far as is known, no one is out any money - the prospective tenants apparently all balked when they learned that they could not meet the supposed landlord and inspect the property before handing over any money.

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