Baltimore CityBANK ROBBERY: Central District -- Police...


April 16, 1991|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

Baltimore City

BANK ROBBERY: Central District -- Police were continuing to search today for a man who stole an undisclosed sum from the Capital Savings Bank in the 400 block of N. Charles St. The man may have suffered burns when an explosive dye pack went off in his pants pocket. Police said the robber entered the bank around 10:30 a.m. yesterday and removed cash from two drawers behind the tellers' counter. Among the stacks of bills the man picked up were two explosive dye packs. Police said he placed one of the dye packs in a paper bag along with cash and placed the other in his pants pockets. Moments after he fled the building, the pack in the paper bag exploded, covering the man with a reddish dye and causing him to drop the bag. As he continued running, the second pack exploded in his pocket. Police learned from witnesses that a man whose pants were smoking was seen changing into other clothes in the 300 block of Lovegrove Alley, not far from the bank. A search of the area was unsuccessful.

ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- Police were seeking Douglas Shinberry, of the 1200 block of Wohler Way, on a warrant charging him with the aggravated assault of Anthony Romeo, 28, of the 200 block of S. Clinton St. on April 6. Police said that after Romeo arrived at his wife's home in the 4000 block of Sinclair Lane to see his two sons, he became involved in an argument with the suspect outside the house. Police said the suspect reportedly picked up a shovel and struck Romeo, breaking an arm and inflicting a large cut on Romeo's torso. Police said Shinberry fled and Romeo was taken to Francis Scott Key Medical Center, where he was admitted in serious condition after emergency surgery. Police said the seriousness of Romeo's injuries prevented him from giving the police a report of the incident until yesterday.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Linda Hanna, of the 500 block of Orchard St., reported she was walking in the 400 block of W. Mulberry St. when she was approached by a man who asked her for the time. Police said that when Hanna looked at her watch, the man grabbed her purse and escaped with cash and property valued at $200.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Laudell Higgins, of the 800 block of N. Bentalou St., reported he was in the 1300 block of Division St. when he was stopped by two men, one with a handgun and the other carrying what appeared to be an Uzi sub-machine gun, who robbed him of cash and property valued at more than $1,500.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of Fuddruckers, a restaurant in the 100 block of Market Place, reported that someone entered the building between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday and removed $2,000 from a safe in the office. Police said there were no signs of forced entry, indicating the burglar may have used a key.

ROBBERY: Central District -- Police said two women were robbed of jewelry valued at more than $1,000 when they were stopped by a man with a semiautomatic handgun in the 1400 block of McCulloh St. Police said April Young, of the 1300 block of McCulloh St., and Cynthia Nelson, of the 3300 block of Woodland Ave., were getting out of a cab near Young's home around 5:30 a.m. yesterday when they were accosted by a man armed with what they described as a 9mm pistol. Police said the gunman robbed Young of a necklace valued at $500 and forced Nelson to give up a gold chain valued at more than $500.

BURGLARY: Central District -- Employees of Mace M. Cohen Inc. in the 200 block of N. Greene St. reported that someone broke into the business through the front door Monday between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. and removed tools valued at nearly $400.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Tonya Sellman, of the 2200 block of Walbrook Ave., reported that she was assaulted near her home by a man with a handgun, who pushed her to the ground and robbed her of the leather coat she was wearing, which was valued at $200.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that a man who implied he was armed robbed Judy Thomas, of the 1500 block of N. Smallwood St., of jewelry valued at nearly $40 near her home.

ROBBERY: Western District -- Wayne Ruud, a resident of the Lanvale Towers apartments in the 1300 block of W. Lanvale St., reported he was robbed of more than $100 by two youths, one with a handgun, as he walked in the 900 block of N. Carey St.

BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 200 block of N. Amity St. reported that someone broke into her home by forcing a rear door and removed a VCR valued at nearly $200.

BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that three heater coils and several pieces of copper tubing were removed from a dwelling in the 900 block of Harlem Ave. after someone broke in through the front door. Police said the property was valued at nearly $400.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 2600 block of Maempel Lane reported that someone broke into his home over the weekend and removed property valued at nearly $2,000. Police said a suspect was being sought.

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