ROBBERY/ARREST: Central District -- Moments after a man stole a woman's purse on a downtown street around 3 a.m. yesterday, two police officers who witnessed the incident chased the man and arrested him. Police said Sabrina Anderson, of the 1000 block of N. Calvert St., was in the 100 block of N. Calvert St. when a man walked up to her and said hello. Police said the man then grabbed Anderson's purse and was running away when he was chased a short distance and caught by Officers Herman Brooks and William Gerber, both of whom witnessed the robbery. Police said Rubin Carter, 36, of the 1900 block of W. Saratoga St., was charged with robbery and was held overnight at the station lockup pending a bail hearing today in District Court.
LARCENY: Central District -- James Scheverman, of the first block of Maxa Court in the Middle River section of Baltimore County, reported that while his car was parked in the first block of S. Lovegrove Alley someone broke into the vehicle and removed more than $1,500 worth of power tools. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window.
THEFT: Central District -- John Hein, of the 1800 block of Norhurst Way in Catonsville, reported that property valued at $500 was removed from his car while the vehicle was parked in the 600 block of W. Pratt St. Police said the thief made off with a cellular car phone and that entry was gained by unlocking a door.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported that Kathleen Blume, of the 1100 block of St. Paul St. was in the 900 block of N. Charles St. around 10 p.m. Tuesday when she was approached from behind by two men, one of whom stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the men fled the scene on foot with property valued at $50.
THEFT: Central District -- Robert Barber, of the 500 block of Dolphin St., reported that he was in the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Ave. when a man approached him from behind and snatched more than $200 from his hands.
CUTTING/ARREST: Central District -- Laura Numsen, of the 1600 block of St. Paul St., reported that she was in the 1400 block of Maryland Ave. yesterday when she was stopped by a man who said something to her that she didn't understand. Numsen told police the man then struck her in the face and cut her in the side with a knife. Police said University of Baltimore security officers and several passers-by heard the woman scream when she was cut. The man was captured in the 1300 block of Cathedral St. and was held police. Charged with assault with a deadly weapon and being held at the station lockup pending a bail hearing in District Court is Ellsworth Ness, 35, of the 4200 block of N. Charles St. Police said Ness was also identified as the man who assaulted a second woman at a different location prior to the attack on Numsen.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Myrtle Ave. reported that someone entered her home either with a key or through an open door and removed a TV set, a telephone and an AM-FM radio. Police said the property was valued at nearly $250.
BURGLARY: Eastern District -- A resident of the 1500 block of N. Collington Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through a rear window and removed a TV valued at more than $200.
ROBBERY: Eastern District -- Glenn Johnson, of the 4700 block of Charlton Ave., reported that he was in the 900 block of N. Broadway when he was stopped by two men, one armed with an unknown-caliber revolver, who demanded his money. Johnson told police he gave up his wallet containing several hundred dollars to the men, one of whom he recognized.
THEFT: Central District -- Employees of Computerland of Baltimore in the 100 block of E. Redwood St. reported that someone removed nearly $2,000 worth of computer equipment from a display inside the store.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police were seeking a woman in connection with the burglary of a dwelling in the 2100 block of Maryland Ave. yesterday and the taking of a VCR valued at $700. Police said entry was gained through a kitchen window.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Elijah Smothers, of the 2000 block of E. Biddle St., reported that he was in the 300 block of W. Franklin St. shortly before 8 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man who asked him for a match. Smothers told police the man then assaulted him and forced him to give up his money. Police said the man fled the scene with $200.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Christina McCleary, of the 4600 block of Coleherne Road, reported that she was in the 200 block of N. Howard St. around 10 p.m. yesterday when she was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who robbed her of $5. Police said the gunman was armed with what may have been a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.