Serious crime increased by 22 percent in the first six months of this year in Harford County, compared with the same period last year, state police said.
Serious crimes include murder, rape, assault, theft, vehicle theft, burglary and robbery.
A total of 3,170 serious crimes were reported between January andJune, up from 2,608 reports in 1990, police said.
The statistics show that the number of rapes, assaults, burglaries, thefts and vehicle thefts have increased so far this year. Murders and robberies havedecreased.
Thefts increased from 1,478 to 1,850; burglaries, from692 to 810; vehicle thefts, 178 to 232; assaults, 187 to 222; and rapes, 21 to 25, police said.
There were no murders so far this year, police said. Robberies dropped from 49 in 1990 to 31 this year.
INFORMATION SOUGHT ON ROBBERY SUSPECTS
Harford Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of two men who robbed an Edgewood convenience store Thursday.
The men took an undisclosed amount of money in the robbery of the Shell Mini Mart on Hanson Road in Edgewood, state police at Benson said.
After entering the convenience store, one of the men produced a handgun and demanded that a store clerk empty the cash register, police said.
Both men wore stockings over their heads during the robbery. They were seen in an old, brown American Motors car at another Edgewood convenience store before the robbery.
The suspect with the handgun is described as a black man, about 20 years old, who is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds.
The second suspect is described as a white man, about 20 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 120 pounds.
To provide information aboutthe suspects, call Crime Solvers at 877-STOP. Callers don't have to give their names or appear in court.
Crimes that county police agencies said they investigated last week include:
400 block of Stepney Road: A $1,500 outboard motor was stolen from a boat in storage July 29, the county Sheriff's Office said.
2900 block of Colchester Court: Two bicycles and two locks, worth $450, were stolen from a shed July 30, the Sheriff's Office said.
800 block of Benjamin Road: A stereo was stolen and a window was broken on a vehicle Aug. 3, town police said. Loss totaled $775.
1600 block of Conowingo Road: A $400 air compressor was stolen froma house July 26, the Sheriff's Office said.
200 block of FairwoodRoad: Four wheels and tires, worth $1,460, were stolen from a car July 30, the Sheriff's Office said.
Edgewood High School: Computer equipment and an undisclosed number of videocassette recorders, worth $3,225, were stolen July 29, the Sheriff's Office said.
2100 block of Philadelphia Road: Tires, wheels and tire tubes, worth $1,955, were stolen from a storage area at S&G Concrete Co. on July29, the Sheriff's Office said.
1200 block of Valley Leaf Court: Jewelry and a jewelry box, worth $565, were stolen from a house July 30, the Sheriff's Office said.
800 block of Williamsburg Court: 120cassette tapes, worth $1,650, were stolen and a window was broken ona car July 26, the Sheriff's Office said.
Havre de Grace
1100 block of Chesapeake Drive: A 1988 Chevrolet Camaro worth $10,000 was stolen Aug. 2, city police said.
200 block of Bloomsbury Ave.: A television and microwave oven, no value given, were stolen from a house Monday, city police said.
4300 block of St. Clair Bridge Road: A 1979 Ford worth $3,000 was stolen July 30, the Sheriff's Office said.