ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that two men robbed a check cashing company in the 5500 block of Sinclair Lane of several thousand dollars. Police said a female employee was locking the front door of the Money Service Center shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday when she was accosted from the rear by two men and ordered back inside. There, the woman was forced to empty cash drawers and give the money to the men.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 4000 block of Loch Raven Blvd. reported that someone broke into her home through a side door and stole a radio and a TV, together valued at more than $600.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Property valued at nearly $1,000 was reported stolen from a dwelling in the 5600 block of Frankford Ave. after someone gained entry by opening a rear patio door. Police said the burglar escaped with a TV and a microwave oven.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Someone broke in through a basement window of a dwelling in the 4600 block of Mary Ave. and stole three new guitars valued at more than $5,000.
ARSON: Northeastern District -- Police today continue to seek the person who set fire to the front of an apartment building in the 2000 block of Woodbourne Ave. Police said someone poured a flammable liquid through the mail slot of a dwelling at the Barclay Square Apartments shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday and then set it ablaze with a match. Police said the fire extensively damaged the door and part of the floor. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, and no injuries were reported among the tenants.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 900 block of Marlau Drive reported that someone broke into his home through a basement window sometime Wednesday or yesterday and stole several pieces of stereo equipment valued at $3,000.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said a leather coat and several pieces of jewelry, all valued at more than $1,200, were stolen early yesterday from a dwelling in the 2400 block of W. Cold Spring Lane after someone entered through an unlocked door.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported that a man with a handgun robbed the Richwood food mart in the 600 block of Richwood Ave. yesterday of $60 and a pack of cigarettes. Employees of the store told police a man entered shortly before 10 a.m. and placed a pack of cigarettes on the counter. The man then pulled out a handgun and ordered a clerk to empty the cash register. The robber ran off with the money and the cigarettes.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police said someone entered the Colonnade apartment building in the first block of W. University Parkway and stole a ram's head statue valued at $500.
THEFT: Northern District -- Employees of the Honey Baked Ham Co. in the 500 block of E. Belvedere Ave. reported that someone entered their store yesterday afternoon and stole more than $500 from the cash register.
THEFT/ARREST: Northern District -- Police arrested a male juvenile yesterday and charged him with stealing a watchdog from the National Car and Truck Service in the 1600 block of W. 41st St. Police said employees knew the youth and suspected him of the theft. Police recovered the dog, valued at more than $500, and released the juvenile to the custody of his parents.
THEFT: Northern District -- Theodore Wadzinski, of the 2800 block of N. Calvert St., reported that someone entered his home yesterday and stole a watch and a coat, together valued at more than $100.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3700 block of Roland Ave. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday and stole a TV and cash, all valued at $700.
THEFT: Northern District -- Hilda Petersam, of the 3300 block of Woodstock Ave., told police that someone broke into her parked car in the 4700 block of York Road yesterday afternoon and stole her purse. The loss was put at more than $600.
THEFT: Northern District -- Rosemary Thompson, of the 5800 block of Bellona Ave., reported that someone broke into her parked car in the 500 block of E. Belvedere Ave. yesterday and stole a briefcase and several other items, all valued at more than $1,000.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that someone climbed a fire escape at a dwelling in the first block of E. 33rd St. yesterday, entered through an unlocked window and stole a set of headphones and a VCR, together valued at nearly $400.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Barbara James, of the 4700 block of Dartford Road, reported she was walking near her home last evening when she was approached from the rear by a man who stole her purse containing cash and property, all valued at $20.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police said a pizza deliveryman was in the 4200 block of Connecticut Ave. yesterday when he was accosted by two men, one with a handgun. The victim, James Crawford, of the 6700 block of Townbrook Drive in Woodlawn, told police the gunman and his accomplice escaped with more than $80.