CAB HOLDUP: Southwestern District -- A driver for the Diamond cab company in the 2700 block of W. North Ave. reported he was robbed Wednesday afternoon by a man armed with a handgun. The cabbie told police he was driving a passenger in the 4600 block of Edmondson Ave. when the man told him to stop. The cabbie reported that the man pulled out a handgun and demanded he give up his money. Police said the gunman was given an undisclosed sum of cash and escaped on foot. No injuries were reported.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 200 block of E. Joppa Road in Towson, Baltimore County, told police he was in the 700 block of Dryden Drive Wednesday afternoon when he was stopped by a man who asked him for directions. The victim told police he was trying to assist the other man when the man pulled out a knife and ordered him to give up his money and property. Police said the armed man escaped with cash and valuables, all valued at $200.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police said a woman was walking near her home in the 3900 block of Stokes Drive Wednesday night when she was accosted by two men, one armed with an unknown caliber handgun, who ordered her to give up her money. Police said the gunman and his accomplice fled with $15 in cash.
THEFT: Central District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Pontiac Ave. told police that while her 1982 Ford pickup truck was parked in the 1900 block of Brunt St. yesterday afternoon someone forced their way into the vehicle by prying a vent window. The victim told police the thief stole property valued at more than $400.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported a couple robbed a copying company in the 100 block of N. Greene St. yesterday of about $100. Police said a man armed with a handgun and his female companion entered Kinko Kopying shortly after 8 p.m. and ordered an employee to open the cash register. Police said when the employee complied, the man reached over the counter and removed the money. Police said the couple ran out the front door and escaped.
THEFT/ARREST: Central District -- Police said an officer on duty inside Lafayette Market in the 1700 block of Pennsylvania Ave. spotted a man removing money from a cash register at a carryout and arrested him. Police said Officer Kenneth Richards was on duty last evening inside the market when he saw a man lean over the counter at Kay's carryout and remove money from the cash register. Police said before the man could escape, Richards arrested him. Police said $75 in cash believed stolen from the cash register was found on the man. Timothy Williams, 34, of the 100 block of S. Franklintown Road, was taken to the station and charged with theft. He was held overnight pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1700 block of Lakeside Ave. reported that someone broke into her home through the front window yesterday and stole a purse. Police said the purse contained cash and property, all valued at nearly $100.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Employees of the Montpelier Apartments in the 2600 block of Homewood Ave. reported that someone broke into their office yesterday afternoon and stole keys to several apartments and a fire extinguisher. Police said the property was valued at more than $100.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone forced their way into a dwelling in the 2700 block of Fenwick Ave. yesterday by forcing the kitchen door and stole a TV and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at more than $700.
ROBBERY/SHOOTING: Western District -- Police said two men, each armed with a handgun, robbed one of two men in the 2400 block of Baker St. and then shot one of them after telling them to run. Police said the men, Andre Mayo, of W. North Avenue, and Leon Carlos, of Carswell Street, were walking together around 9 p.m. Wednesday when they were stopped by two armed men who demanded their money. Police said the armed pair robbed Mayo of $200 in cash and a gold necklace valued at $1,100.
Nothing was taken from Carlos, police said. Following the robbery of Mayo, police said the gunmen ordered the two men to run. As they did, the gunmen fired two shots at the pair and that one of the bullets struck Mayo in the left side of the chest. Carlos, police said, was not hit. Police said Mayo was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where today he was listed in good condition.