Three people were arrested Thursday afternoon on charges of stealingpurses from a store in the Marley Station mall. Police say one suspect pulled a toy gun on a security guard.
A security guard reportedseeing a man take the purses from Tuerkes, a leather store, while another man and a woman were distracting a clerk.
A police report says the guard saw the man get into a red Toyota and leave the mall parking lot.
The guard, Michelle Jentilot, chased the car, which stopped along Route 2. She told police that a man got out of the car and started to yell at her. She also said that a passenger in the back seat pointed a toy handgun out the window.
Jentilot said she went back to the mall and called police, who drove herto the Festival at Pasadena mall a short time later to identify the men, who were being held by a security guard at T. J. Maxx store.
Police say they recovered the purses from the car.
A security guard at the T. J. Maxx store, Todd Haslup, told police that one of the men he was trying to detain had tried to pull a toy gun out of his belt.
Ronald H. Thompson, 28, of the 900 block of Denam Circle, Baltimore; Derreck Horsey, 18, of the 900 block of Rutland Road, Baltimore; and Odell Ferguson, 18, of the 900 block of Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore, all were charged with theft.
14 CARS VANDALIZED; TWO BOYS ARRESTED
Two boys have been arrested and charged with breaking into 14 cars last Tuesday in Glen Burnie.
Police say the cars, parked in the area of Classic Drive and Stewart Avenue, also were vandalized.
A 12-year-old and a 14-year-old boy were charged with six counts of destruction of property and one count of felony theft.
Police saidthey recovered a semiautomatic .25-caliber handgun that was stolen from one of the cars.
OFFICER ARRESTS TWO AT SCENE OF BREAK-IN
A police officer checking a Crofton house that had been broken into Wednesday, caught two men who apparently came back to steal again later that day.
Police say an officer was checking the home in the 1300 block of Pleasant Meadow Road when he saw a car parked in the driveway with keys in the ignition.
When the officer heard breaking glass, he walked to the back of the home and saw two men standing on a deck.
Richard John Tow, 28, of the 3100 block of Tanbark Lane, Bowie, and Arthur M. Wojda, 27, of the 1000 block of Shreve Court, Crofton, were arrested and charged with breaking and entering.
MAN ROBS BANK OF$20 AND $50 BILLS
A man who said he had a gun help up a Pasadena bank Thursday afternoon, getting away with an undisclosed amount of money.
Police say the man walked into the Signet Bank in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway and asked a teller for change for a $20 bill.
He then handed the teller a note saying he was armed and demandedshe place all the $20 and $50 bills on the counter.
Police say the man grabbed the money and and ran across Ritchie Highway.
He didnot show a gun.