THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the Village of Cross Keys told police that sometime between Jan. 15 and yesterday, he lost his checkbook. Yesterday, the resident reported that someone mailed the checkbook back to him but that one check was missing. Police said he contacted his bank and was told the missing check had been made out by someone who forged his name and cashed it for $400.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Two men disguised as employees of a well-known delivery company entered a woman's house yesterday and robbed her. The victim, a resident of the 800 block of Venable Ave., told police two men wearing uniforms arrived at her home around 7:30 a.m. and told her they had a package to deliver. Police said that once the men were in the house, they handcuffed the woman and stole a small safe containing an undisclosed sum of money and other property. Police said the men drove off in a commercial-type vehicle.
THEFT: Northern District -- A woman said that while her car was parked in the 500 block of Venable Ave. yesterday afternoon, someone got into it by breaking a window and stole an in--- stereo radio valued at more than $150.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A woman leaving a 24-hour bank teller machine in the 500 block of Orkney Road around 7:30 p.m. yesterday was accosted by a man with a handgun who robbed her of her keys and $30.
ROBBERY: Western District -- An out-of-town resident reported he was in the 2000 block of McCulloh St. Wednesday afternoon when he was approached by two men who struck him with their fists, took his keys and stole his 1989 Nissan.
SHOOTING: Western District -- A man was treated at St. Agnes Hospital for a gunshot wound of the left hand after an incident in the first block of Gorman Ave. around 3 a.m. yesterday. The victim told police he was approached by a man who pointed a handgun at him and fired at least three shots, one of which hit him in the left hand. The assailant drove off in a light blue, four-door Cadillac bearing Virginia license plates. The victim was taken to the hospital by a friend. Police said they knew no motive for the shooting.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of J&M Construction Co. in the 900 block of Hargrove St. reported that a dwelling undergoing renovation in the 1300 block of Edmondson Ave. was broken into and a furnace, two kitchen counter tops and a water heater were stolen. Police said the property was valued at $2,000.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A woman walking in the 1600 block of W. North Ave. early yesterday evening was attacked by a man who knocked her to the ground and stole her purse and two gold chains valued at nearly $1,000.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A TV, $40, a set of earrings and a ring were reported stolen from a dwelling in the 2800 block of Westwood Ave. after someone gained entry through a rear door yesterday morning.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A 16-year-old reported he was walking in the 1700 block of W. Lafayette Ave. with a friend when the two were stopped by a youth with a .38-caliber handgun, who robbed him of the jacket he was wearing. Police said an investigation revealed that the armed youth had sold the victim the jacket for $20 earlier.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A teen-ager walking in the 1700 block of W. Lafayette Ave. early yesterday was stopped by a man who pointed a handgun at him and stole his $120 NFL jacket.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A man told police he was in the 1600 block of W. Lafayette Ave. early yesterday when he was accosted by a man he knows who pointed a handgun at him and stole his wallet, which contained $10 and personal papers.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Someone entered Harlem Park Junior High School in the 1500 block of Harlem Ave. by breaking a padlock on an outside door Wednesday evening or yesterday morning and stole computer equipment of unknown value.
RAPE: Western District -- A woman reported she was in the 2300 block of Warwick Ave. Wednesday night when she was accosted by a man with a knife who forced her to accompany him into a nearby woods, where he raped her and robbed her of $2 before running away. She was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment and released.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A woman said she was walking in the 600 block of Linnard St. Wednesday evening when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse, which contained cash and property valued at about $870.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A woman told police she was walking in the 700 block of Woodington Road Wednesday afternoon when a man came up behind her and stole her purse, which contained cash and property of unknown value.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 3600 block of Windsor Mill Road reported that someone broke into his home between Saturday and Wednesday by forcing a door and stole a TV and a VCR, valued at nearly $2,000.