Baltimore CityCAB HOLDUP: Northwestern District -- A...


April 10, 1992|By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.

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CAB HOLDUP: Northwestern District -- A gunman robbed a Diamond cab driver of his money yesterday afternoon, then locked the victim in the trunk of his vehicle. The 65-year-old cabbie told police he was driving in the 3000 block of Reisterstown Road around noon when he was flagged down by a man who asked to be driven to Park Heights and Virginia avenues. The driver told police that when he reached the destination, the man told him to drive to the rear of the 2300 block of Wichita Ave. There, police said, the fare implied he was armed with a handgun and robbed the cabbie of about $60. After taking the victim's money, police said, the man forced the cabbie into the trunk. About an hour later, a resident of the area heard the cabbie yelling and banging on the trunk lid and called police, who forced open the trunk and freed him. Police said the cabbie was examined at the scene by the crew of a city fire department ambulance, then driven home by a police officer.

ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 700 block of Cator Ave. was being given a ride by three men when the car stopped in the 1500 block of Gorsuch Ave. around 3:30 a.m. yesterday. The victim told police one of the men pulled out a handgun and ordered him to give up his money. Police said the victim gave up more than $70 to the gunman, then was forced out of the car.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2700 block of Chesley Ave. reported that someone broke into his home yesterday through a basement window and stole cash and jewelry valued at $300.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Property valued at more than $2,000 was reported stolen from a dwelling in the 5300 block of Eastbury Ave. after someone entered with a key. Police said two TVs and several pieces of jewelry were stolen.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- Employees of Cheryl's hair salon in the 4700 block of Hazelwood Ave. reported that, between March 27 and Wednesday, someone stole the shop's sign, valued at $400.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A basketball hoop and its backboard were reported stolen from the back yard of a house in the 4600 block of Moravia Road. The occupant of the house told police the hoop was valued at $400 and the theft occurred Wednesday night or yesterday.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 6000 block of Amberwood Road reported that someone entered his home after breaking a bedroom window Wednesday or yesterday and stole stereo equipment and a TV valued at more than $700.

BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Property valued at more than $200 was reported stolen from a dwelling in the 4000 block of Franconia Way yesterday after someone gained entry through a rear bedroom window. Police said the intruder escaped with cash and a portable radio.

THEFT: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 5600 block of Goodnow Road reported that someone she knows entered her home yesterday and stole property valued at nearly $1,500. She told police the theft occurred after her brother allowed the man into the house. Police said the victim was expected to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.

ROBBERY: Southern District -- A man was robbed of property valued at more than $500 Wednesday night while he was walking in the 2400 block of Hammonds Ferry Road. The victim, whose home address was not available, reported he was walking alone shortly after 9 p.m. when he was stopped by a man armed with what appeared to be a sawed-off shotgun. The victim told police the man ordered him to give up his jewelry. Police said the victim gave the gunman jewelry valued at $560.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- A resident of the 200 block of S. Randall St. reported that someone broke into his home Wednesday night and stole three oak doors with stained-glass windows, and a briefcase. Police said the property was valued at more than $2,000.

THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of Virginia reported that while her $700 multispeed mountain bike was parked in a bike rack in the 2900 block of Wyman Park Drive this week, someone cut the security chain and stole it.

BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone broke into a garage in the rear of a dwelling in the 1100 block of Bryn Mawr Road and stole a mountain bike valued at $800. Police said the break-in occurred between Tuesday night and yesterday morning.

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