BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 1100 block of Mosher St. reported that someone broke into his home Tuesday and stole two VCRs. Police said the property was valued at nearly $300 and that entry was gained through a kitchen window.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Mari Baker, of the 1700 block of Madison Ave., told police she was in the 1800 block of Lorman St. shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday when she was accosted by a man she knows who pointed a handgun at her and demanded her jewelry and money. Police said the man escaped with more than $300 in cash, and jewelry valued at nearly $500.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that property valued at nearly $4,000 was stolen from a dwelling in the 1300 block of W. Franklin St. after someone gained entry through a second-floor window. Police said the intruder escaped with a 19-inch TV, an entire stereo receiving and recording system and other pieces of property.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a 22-year-old woman and were holding her at the women's detention center at the Central Police District following charges of armed robbery. Police said the victim, James Owens, of the 1100 block of Mulberry St., was in the 1000 block of Sarah Ann St. late Tuesday evening when he was robbed of his money by a woman armed with a handgun. Police said the woman fled with $32 in cash. Later, police arrested Dorthea Scarborough, of the 700 block of W. Saratoga St., and charged her with armed robbery and possession of a deadly weapon. Bail information on Scarborough was not immediately known.
ROBBERY/STABBING: Western District -- Police reported Sharon Brown, of the 700 block of W. Fayette St., was in the 800 block of W. Lexington St. early yesterday when she was assaulted by a man who robbed her of $100 in cash. During the robbery, police said, the man stabbed Brown in the upper right thigh with a knife. Police said the man escaped and that Brown was taken to an area hospital for treatment and was released.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Honey food store in the 500 block of N. Arlington Ave. reported someone broke into the business between Tuesday night and yesterday morning and stole more than $100 in cash and several cartons of cigarettes.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Edward Bland, of the 4300 block of Seminole Ave., reported he was in the first block of N. Pulaski St. shortly after 10 a..m. yesterday when he was accosted by two men, both armed with baseball bats, who robbed him of more than $100 in cash and then struck him several times with the bats. Police said Bland was taken to Bon Secours Hospital, where he was treated for injuries and released.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police said a man walking in the 1800 block of N. Pulaski St. yesterday was stopped by two men, one armed with an unknown caliber handgun, who robbed him of his money after striking him with the gun and then fled. The victim, Kevin Randall, of the 1800 block of N. Smallwood St., told police the gunman and his accomplice escaped with $20 in cash. Police said Randall was not seriously injured.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4200 block of Eastview Road reported that someone stole her briefcase and purse after breaking the kitchen door window. Police said after someone broke the window, they used a long stick to pick up the briefcase and purse from the kitchen table. Police said the briefcase, purse and their contents were valued at $500. Police said the burglary occurred early yesterday and that a stick was found at the scene.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police said a woman was robbed of her purse shortly before 9 p.m. yesterday while she walked in the 5100 block of Sinclair Lane. The victim, Gertrude Chase, of the 5100 block of Hamilton Ave., told police she was walking by herself at 8:40 p.m. when she was stopped by five youths who robbed her of the purse she was carrying. Chase told police the purse and its contents were valued at more than $270 and that during the robbery, one of the youths pressed an unknown hard object in her back.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- James Harris, of the 4300 block of Parkton St., told police he was getting out of his car in the 6000 block of Pulaski Highway around 11 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by three men, one armed with a handgun, who robbed him of his wallet containing more than $100 in cash.
ROBBERY TRY: Southwestern District -- Brenda Jacques, of the 500 block of N. Chapelgate Lane, reported she was walking near her home Tuesday night when a man approached her from behind and attempted to steal the purse she was carrying. Police said the man let go of the purse and fled when a car drove by.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Richard Terry, of the 1000 block of Wicklow Road, reported he was in the 4300 block of Woodridge Road early yesterday when he was attacked by an unknown man who knocked him to the ground and robbed him of a small sum of money.