BANK ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported a man with a handgun entered the Carrollton Bank of Baltimore in 2 Charles Plaza shortly after 2 p.m. yesterday and ordered two tellers to give him money from their cash drawers. Police said the tellers complied, giving the man more than $3,800 in cash and at least one explosive dye pack. Outside the bank, the gunman was running past a hair salon when the dye pack exploded, filling the air and the inside of the salon with red smoke. Police said the startled robber dropped the money and escaped. Police said nearly all the money was recovered, but that a small sum was unaccounted for. Police said several of the hair salon's customers inhaled the smoke necessitating treatment by a fire department medic unit.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported a man with a handgun accosted a man, his wife and the couple's daughter as they were about to enter their home in the 2100 block of Rogers Ave. around 10 p.m. Wednesday and robbed them of cash and property, all valued at more than $400. Police said James Howard, 47; his wife Cheryl, 45, and their 16-year-old daughter were getting out of their car when a gunman approached from the darkness and ordered them to give up their money. Police said the gunman got $21 from the woman, $2 from the daughter and $100 and a wristwatch valued at $285 from the man.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Todd Owens, of the 4500 block of Keswick Road, reported he was standing near his car outside his home Wednesday when a man with a handgun demanded his money. Police said the gunman robbed Owens of $17.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 1100 block of Ramblewood Road reported that someone broke into his garage between Wednesday and yesterday and removed tools valued at $200.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Robert Lanefeld, of the 1500 block of Sheffield Road, told police that when he answered a knock at his door yesterday he was attacked by a man who pushed him back inside and robbed him of cash and property, all valued at nearly $300.
THEFT/ARRESTS: Northeastern District -- Police responding to a shoplifting at the K mart in the 5100 block of Sinclair Lane yesterday arrested three men who attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise valued at nearly $90. Police said Bryon Toliver, 27, of the 19500 block of Crystal Beach Drive in Arnold, Anne Arundel County; James Thomas, 22, of the 4700 block of Strathdale Road, and Vincent B. Wood, 22, of the 4700 block of Denview Way, were each charged with theft and were being held at the Eastern District station pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police responding to a burglary at Cobblers and Cleaners in the first block of N. Calvert St. Wednesday evening entered the building and arrested a man who apparently had hidden inside the store before it closed. Police said nothing appeared to be missing from the shop and that the man was later charged with burglary. His name was not immediately available.
THEFT: Central District -- Jeffrey Reich, an out-of-town resident, reported that someone broke into his parked car in the 300 block of W. 29th St. and removed property valued at more than $250.
ASSAULT: Central District -- John Debro, of the 2300 block of Callow Ave., reported to police that during an incident in his apartment early yesterday a man struck him in the face with a handgun. Police said the armed man fled and is being sought. Police said Debro was slightly injured.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that an 8-year-old resident of the 3000 block of The Alameda was riding his bike in the 1600 block of E. 29th St. yesterday afternoon when he was pushed to the ground by a man in his late 20s or early 30s who stole the bike, valued at $130.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A deliveryman for Domino's Pizza in the 1500 block of Havenwood Road reported he was returning to his car after delivering a food order in the 5300 block of Leith Road around 11 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by a man with a handgun who forced him to give up his money. Police said the deliveryman complied, giving the gunman less than $30.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Michael Cole, of the 3500 block of Bank St., reported he was driving in the 1600 block of N. Calvert St. early yesterday when he stopped a man and asked for directions. Police said while Cole talked to the man, the man ripped Cole's gold chain from his neck and fled. Police said the jewelry was valued at $600.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Central District -- Police arrested a man and were holding him at the station pending charges that he broke into a dwelling in the 1800 block of Etting St. with intent to steal property. Police said when officers entered the dwelling and confronted the man, he admitted that he had broken in.