An Annapolis man is charged with trying to rob a midshipman at knifepoint outside a West Street tavern.
Charles D. Cook Jr., 25, of Pindell Avenue, was arrested shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday at City Dock, about an hour after a midshipman reported he'd been held up in theparking lot of the Ram's Head Tavern.
The 22-year-old midshipman told police he was confronted by a manwielding a kitchen knife in the parking lot. The robber said, "This is a holdup, give me your wallet," and the midshipman handed over hisempty wallet. The robber gave the wallet back, held the knife against the midshipman's side and asked if he had any money. He told the robber he had two dollars, and the robber ran away.
An hour later, Officer David Garcia spotted a man fitting the robber's description near the Harbour House restaurant. The man was said to be carrying a steak knife. The midshipman was escorted down to City Dock by police and identified the suspect.
Cook was arrested and charged with attempted robbery with a deadly weapon.
11-YEAR-OLD'S HAT STOLEN BY TWO MEN
Two men robbed an 11-year-old boy of his baseball hat while he was playing soccer at a Brooklyn Park field Tuesday.
County police said at 8 p.m. the boy and a friend were playing in a field on 10th Avenue when two men came up to them and took the 11-year-old's hat.
The men ran into the woods,and the boys followed. One of the men demanded their watches, and the boys refused. Then the men ran further into the woods.
Police searched the area but could not find the men.
The first man was described as white, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with dark hair and wearing a black baseball cap.
There was no description of the second robber.
3 ROB LAUREL MAN OUTSIDE APARTMENT
A 38-year-old Laurel man told police he was robbed Monday night outside his apartment on Andrew Court.
According to the police report,the man got out of his car about 11 p.m. and was walking to his apartment when three men approached from behind.
One of them hit him on the head and demanded money. The man gave him his wallet with $6 init.
The robbers were last seen driving out of the neighborhood toward Route 198.
Police described the first robber as a black man about 180 pounds. He was wearing a light-colored shirt and a dark bluebaseball cap. The second robber is described as a black man wearing a long-sleeve shirt. The third robber was described only as a black man.
MAN'S JAW IS BROKEN; BOY, 17, IS CHARGED
County police have charged a 17-year-old boy with assault after police said he punched a man in the jaw last week.
Police said the 21-year-old victim was ata convenience store in Pioneer City on Sept. 12 when the 17-year-oldstarted talking to him.
According to police, the 17-year-old hit the man and broke his jaw. The man did not know why the boy hit him.
After police arrested the boy, he told officers he had been protecting himself from a "crack freak."
The following break-ins have been reported to county police:
8200 block of Baltimore Street: Sept. 18, entry gained through window. Television taken. Total loss: Unknown.
1000 block of Sherwood Forest Drive: Sept. 23, entry gained through door. Appliances taken. Total loss: Unknown.
8300 block of Veteran's Highway: Sept. 21, entry gained through door. Checks taken. Total loss: unknown.
8300 block of Bodkin Avenue: Sept. 19, entry gained through door. Nothing taken.
8200 block of Bodkin Avenue: Sept. 24,entry gained through the door. Nothing taken.
200 block of Burns Crossing Road: Sept. 23, entry gained through door. Unknown property taken.