THEFT: Northeastern District -- Howard Lott, of the 3000 block of Mayfield Ave., reported that while his 1989 Toyota was parked near his home yesterday, someone broke into the vehicle and stole tools valued at more than $1,000.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that Ernest Kirkpatrick, of the 3900 block of Rexmere Road, was in the 3800 block of Rexmere yesterday when he was attacked from behind by two men who knocked him to the pavement, struck him with their fists and kicked him. Police said the men then robbed Kirkpatrick of his wallet containing $20 in cash and fled.
ROBBERY TRY/ARRESTS: Northeastern District -- Police arrested two men yesterday and were holding them at the Eastern District lockup pending robbery charges. Police said two men, both armed with handguns, knocked on the front door of Deborah Cooper's apartment in the 1500 block of Waverly Way at 3 a.m. yesterday and forced their way in when she opened the door. Inside the apartment, the men demanded Cooper's money. Police said Cooper refused and the two men fled after firing at least two shots. No one was injured. Later, police investigating the attempted robbery spotted a car near the scene and gave chase. On Hillen Road, not far from Cooper's apartment, the car went out of control and crashed. Police said the two uninjured occupants were arrested and identified as the men who attempted to rob Cooper.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Evelyn Parker, of the 5300 block of Bowleys Lane, reported she was about to enter her apartment yesterday when she was accosted by four men, at least one of whom was armed with a handgun. The men forced her into her apartment and ordered her to lie on the floor. Police said the men robbed Parker of cash, a TV and a radio, property valued at $700. After police received information about the men, officers spotted two men fitting the descriptions of two of the attackers. They were arrested a short distance from the scene of the robbery. Police said the two were being held at the Eastern District lockup pending charges of armed robbery and related offenses.
RAPE: Northeastern District -- Police today were seeking two men in connection with the rape early yesterday of a woman inside an apartment in the 1700 block of Meridene Drive. The woman told police she was drinking with the men around 3 a.m. when they forced her to accompany them into a bedroom and raped her. Later, police took the woman to a hospital, where she was treated and released.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Mary Nicoll, of the 3400 block of Woodstock Ave., reported that someone entered the front porch of her home and stole furniture valued at more than $200.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 3200 block of Ravenwood Road reported someone broke into her home through a basement window and stole a TV, clothing and a fan. Police said the property was valued at more than $2,000.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 1100 block of Gleneagle Road reported someone broke into his home by forcing a rear door and stole a large collections of phonograph records. Police said the records were valued at more than $1,000.
ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Towson District -- Police said two city teen-agers, arrested in the 4300 block of Reisterstown Road early yesterday after a pursuit of several miles by county and city police, have been charged with the armed robbery of the Burger King restaurant in the 100 block of E. Joppa Road. About $500 that was taken in the robbery and a handgun were recovered after the youths were captured, according to police reports. Police said Shields Candido Jones, 17, of the 4500 block of Hampnett Ave., and Terry Anthony Griffin, 16, of the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Ave., were charged as adults with armed robbery, handgun violations and auto theft. The car they in which they were riding allegedly was reported stolen over the weekend in the city. Police said Jones and Griffin were being held at the Towson District station in lieu of $200,000 bail each pending a bail review hearing today in District Court. According to police, two males wearing ski masks accosted a restaurant employee outside the building around 1:30 a.m. yesterday and forced him back inside at gunpoint. They ordered the manager to give up a bag of money before fleeing in a stolen 1989 Chevrolet Spectrum. On the Beltway, the getaway car was spotted by a crime lab technician who followed it south on the Jones Falls Expressway and west on Cold Spring Lane to Reisterstown Road, where it stopped and its occupants were captured. Joining the technician in the pursuit were several city police cars from the Northern and Northwestern districts.