ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- A city man told police he was walking in the 3000 block of Thorndale Ave. Wednesday afternoon when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. The victim told police he gave $100 in cash to the gunman, who fled on foot.
ROBBERY: Northwestern District -- Police said a resident of the 5600 block of Parr Ave., located behind the Reisterstown Road Shopping Center, reported he was walking near his home late Wednesday night when he was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who ordered him to give up his money. Police said the victim gave the gunman about $30 in cash.
ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Northwestern District -- Police were holding two men at the station pending armed robbery charges. Police said a man was walking in the 5000 block of Beaufort Ave. when he was stopped by two men, one armed with a handgun, who ordered him to give up his money. Police said the victim turned over cash and property, all valued at more than $300 to the men, who escaped on foot. Later, two suspects wanted in connection with the robbery were arrested near the scene and were expected to be charged today with armed robbery and using a handgun in the commission of a felony.
CAB HOLDUPCAB HOLDUP: Northwestern District -- A driver for the Arrow cab company reported he was transporting a passenger in the 3500 block of Calloway Ave. shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday when he was ordered to stop. The driver told police the fare, a male in his late teens, then pulled out a handgun and ordered him to give up his money. Police said the cabbie turned over $50 in cash to the passenger, who escaped on foot.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported a man walking in the 100 block of Mosher St. Tuesday night was accosted by three men, one armed with a handgun, who demanded his cash and personal items. Police said the victim was robbed of cash and property, all valued at $300.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that a man armed with a handgun stopped a West Baltimore man Wednesday night as he walked in the 800 block of Carrollton Ave. and ordered him to give up his money. Police said the gunman robbed the victim of nearly $200 in cash and escaped on foot.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Two men, one armed with an unknown caliber handgun, accosted a man as he walked in the 1200 block of Edmondson Ave. Wednesday night and ordered him to give up his money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice robbed the man of less than $20 in cash and escaped.
THEFT: Western District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Barnes St. reported to police that someone entered her home and stole nearly $160 in cash from under her bed.
ASSAULT: Western District -- A man told police that he was walking in the 1700 block of W. North Ave. when he was stopped by a man who pulled out a handgun and pointed the weapon at him. Police said the victim fled and was not injured.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A woman reported she was walking in the 1500 block of W. Baltimore St. Tuesday morning when she was approached from the rear by two men who stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the men escaped with cash and property, the value of which was not immediately known.
PURSUIT/ARREST: Northern District -- Following a pursuit early today that covered several neighborhoods, police arrested three adults and a juvenile when the stolen car they were riding in went out of control coming off the 29th Street bridge and crashed. Police said Officer Kevin Shillenn spotted the car northbound in the 2500 block of Greenmount Ave. around 2 a.m. and followed it after the driver spun the car's wheels. During the pursuit, Shillenn radioed police headquarters and learned that the 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS had been stolen yesterday afternoon from the 300 block of E. 28th St. The stolen vehicle was westbound on 29th St. near Sisson Street when it went out of control and struck a utility pole. Police said two of the occupants were trapped in the car for several minutes and that two others were trying to escape but were caught by Shillenn and other police officers. The two trapped in the car sustained minor injuries. Charged with auto theft were Willie Garcia, 26, and Chris Banks, 25, both of the 400 block of Ilchester Ave. Police said Garcia, the driver, also was charged with multiple traffic violations. Also charged with auto theft was Tyrone Holland, 22, of the 300 block of Woodridge Ave. Police said Holland also was charged with illegal possession of a loaded .380 semi-automatic handgun. The teen-ager, police said, faces auto theft charges as a juvenile and was released into the custody of his parents.
THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of Guilford told police she was inside the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in the 5200 block of N. Charles St. when someone stole her leather coat, eyeglasses and a scarf. The victim told police the property was valued at more than $300.