ROBBERY: Northern District -- A resident of the 2900 block of N. Calvert St. told police she was walking in the 3000 block of Hargrove St. Monday morning when she was assaulted from behind by a man who shoved her to the pavement and stole the purse she was carrying. Police said the man escaped with cash and property valued at more than $300.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police reported that someone removed several feet of copper downspouting from the side of a house in the 800 block of Evesham Ave. Monday morning. Police said a man in his 50s was seen near the house shortly before the owner reported the downspouting was missing. The value of the downspouting was not known. In a possibly related incident, police said copper downspouting valued at more than $1,000 was removed from a house in the 700 block of E. Belvedere Ave., a short distance from the house on Evesham Avenue.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police said property valued at nearly $1,900 was stolen from a dwelling in the 6100 block of Parkway Drive Monday night. Police said the intruder escaped with a VCR and a typewriter.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police said a resident of the 2300 block of Eutaw Place was walking in the 5800 block of Chinquapin Parkway over the weekend when he was stopped by two men armed with handguns who knocked him to the ground and struck him with their fists. The victim told police the armed pair robbed him of more than $200 in cash and escaped on foot.
THEFT: Northern District -- Officials of Johns Hopkins University in the 3400 block of N. Charles St. reported that someone entered a room over the weekend and stole a microwave oven. Police said the appliance was valued at nearly $200.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police said two men, one armed with a sawed-off shotgun, accosted a resident of the 1000 block of Beaumont Ave. while he was withdrawing money from a 24-hour teller machine in the 5600 block of The Alameda Monday night and robbed him of $100 in cash. Police said the armed man and his accomplice also robbed the victim of his bank teller card.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 4900 block of Greenspring Ave. reported that someone broke into her home Monday and stole two TVs. Police said the property was valued at more than $800 and that entry was gained by someone opening a rear door.
THEFT: Southwestern District-Employees of Safety Kleen Corp. in the 1400 block of DeSoto Road reported that someone broke into one of their trucks while it was parked on the company lot and stole property valued at more than $800.
Anne Arundel County
BURGLARY: Annapolis -- Residents of a house in the 1000 block of Madison St. told police that someone broke into their home over the weekend and stole property valued at more than $13,000. Police said the residents discovered the break-in when they returned home about 5 p.m. Saturday. Police said the burglary was committed by more than one person and that the property was carried out of the house through a rear door. Taken were two TV sets, a VCR, stereo equipment, a safe-deposit box containing more than $1,000 in cash, two rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun and several pieces of diamond and emerald jewelry.
FALSE REPORT: Annapolis -- Police have charged a night desk clerk at the Ramada Inn in the 100 block of Jennifer Road with making a false report of an armed robbery. Police said the clerk, Michael R. Saty, 23, of the 2700 block of Sumerview Way, told police last Sunday night that two men entered the lobby about 10:30 p.m. and forced him to give up the contents of the cash register while pointing a handgun at him. Police said Mr. Saty told investigators that the men escaped with about $500. Police said, however, that while officers were interviewing Mr. Saty, another employee of the motel was standing behind the desk and found money that Mr. Saty said had been taken in the robbery. In addition to being charged with making a false police report, police said Mr. Saty also was charged with attempted theft and theft.