ROBBERY TRY: Northern District -- Police arrested two men and were holding them at the station pending the filing of attempted robbery and assault charges in connection with an incident in a tavern in the 3000 block of Greenmount Ave. Police said the men entered the Waverly Tavern yesterday and demanded money from the cash register. When the cashier refused, the men struck the employee on the face and head. Police arrived a short time later and arrested both. After being charged, the men were to appear at a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 300 block of E. Lorraine Ave. reported that someone forcibly entered his home through a rear door and stole stereo equipment, a microwave oven and dishes. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,000.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Employees of Phase 2, a nightclub in the 400 block of E. 32nd St., reported that someone entered the building and stole two leather jackets from an office. Police said the door to the office was unlocked. The jackets were valued at $600.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- Police said a Diamond cab driver was driving in the 600 block of E. 36th St. around 7 p.m. yesterday when a fare pressed a screwdriver to his side and demanded money. Police said the cabdriver gave $40 to the man, who escaped on foot.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Police reported that property valued at more than $4,700 was stolen from a dwelling in the 1000 block of Cedarcroft Road after someone entered through a rear basement door. Police said the burglar escaped with a TV, VCR, several pieces of jewelry, cash and clothing. Police said the burglary occurred yesterday between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A man reported he was in the 1900 block of W. Lombard St. Tuesday night when he was attacked by a man who forced him to give up his money. Police said the robber escaped with about $70. The victim was not seriously injured.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2000 block of Wilkens Ave. Wednesday and stole property valued at $300. Police said entry was gained through a rear kitchen window.
BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the first block of Mardrew Road reported that someone forcibly entered his home earlier in the week and stole property valued at more than $1,000. Police said the burglar got in by breaking a window.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone stole all four tires and wheels of a 1990 Toyota while it was parked in the 1700 block of E. 30th St. Wednesday night or yesterday morning. The owner of the car, who lives nearby, told police the equipment was valued at more than $250.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1300 block of Meridene Drive reported that someone entered the back yard of her home between Saturday and yesterday and stole her gas grill.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- An official of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in the 3500 block of E. Northern Parkway reported that someone broke into the main building early yesterday morning and stole a VCR. Police said the property was valued at $400.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Police said a cellular phone and cash were stolen from a 1987 Chevrolet while it was parked in the 3400 block of Chesley Ave. The owner reported that the telephone was valued at more than $200.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5600 block of Seward Ave. reported that someone entered her home Wednesday and stole a .38-caliber revolver. Police said the weapon was valued at nearly $200.
ROBBERY/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a man yesterday afternoon and charged him with the armed robbery of a business in the 6500 block of Moravia Park Drive. Police said a man with a handgun entered the Continental Baking Co. around 5:30 p.m. and forced an employee to give up the contents of the cash register. After taking $70 and several food stamps from the employee, the gunman ran out the front door. Police said a member of the city police fugitive squad was driving by at the time and saw the gunman running along the street. After a brief chase, the officer caught the man and arrested him. Police said money and food stamps taken in the robbery were recovered. It was unclear whether the gun used in the holdup was found. Police said Anthony Grayson, 35, of no fixed address, was charged with armed robbery, theft, possession of a deadly weapon and using a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. Mr. Grayson was being held at the Eastern District lockup pending a bail hearing today before a District Court commissioner.