ROBBERY: Northern District -- A man who had trouble opening the cash register at a fast-food restaurant during a robbery last night stole three pieces of chicken instead. Police said that shortly after 9 p.m., a man entered a Popeye's restaurant in the 5000 block of York Road, implied that he had a handgun and ordered a clerk to open the cash register. Police said that when the clerk became nervous and was unable to open the register, the man began pushing the register's buttons but failed to open it. The man then scooped up three pieces of fried chicken and ran out the door. Police said the chicken was worth $2.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A resident of the 2600 block of Maryland Ave. reported she was walking in the 2800 block of Maryland Ave. shortly before midnight Sunday when she was approached from behind by a man who stole the book bag she was carrying. The victim told police the bag contained school books, her wallet, cash and a 35mm camera, all valued at more than $400.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone entered a dwelling in the 100 block of Stratford Road over the weekend by breaking out a pane of glass in a door and stole a portable telephone valued at more than $120.
THEFT: Northern District -- Employees of Elco Electric, a contractor in the 9200 block of Harford Road in Parkville, reported that over the weekend someone broke into the firm's storage box at a construction site at Johns Hopkins University, in the 3400 block of N. Charles St., and stole equipment valued at more than $1,000.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Two men, one armed with an unknown object, accosted a resident of the 2700 block of Maryland Ave. yesterday afternoon while he walked in the 2800 block of Maryland Ave. and robbed him of about $40.
THEFT: Northern District -- A resident of the first block of Blythewood Road reported that while her 1992 Ford was parked near her home Sunday night, someone broke into it and stole a radar detector and coins with a total value of nearly $102.
THEFT: Northern District -- A driver for Freehart Transportation, an out-of-state delivery firm, reported that while his tractor and trailer were parked in the 400 block of E. 30th St. late yesterday evening, someone broke into his compartment and stole a bag containing automotive tools. Also taken, the driver told police, was some prescription medicine. Police said the property was valued at more than $300.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 1600 block of E. 30th St. reported he was sitting in his parked car in front of his home shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday when a man wearing a black coat and armed with a handgun approached the car on his side and demanded money. Police said the victim gave the $10 to the gunman, who escaped on foot.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A resident of the 2300 block of Garrett Ave. was talking on an outside telephone in the 2700 block of Kirk Ave. around 6 p.m. Sunday when a man in a blue sweat suit, carrying a handgun, walked up behind him and demanded money. Police said the gunman removed nearly $150 from the victim's pockets and fled.
ASSAULT/ARREST: Northeastern District -- Police arrested a man last night and were holding him at the Eastern District pending charges that he assaulted another man during an argument in the victim's home in the 1500 block of E. 33rd St. Police said the victim suffered a puncture wound of the left arm and was treated at a hospital and released.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- A man wearing a red jacket, who implied he had a handgun, accosted a resident of the 4100 block of Dudley Ave. as he walked in the 3700 block of Sinclair Lane Sunday night and robbed him of less than $10.
ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Northeastern District -- Police arrested two teen-agers yesterday and charged them as juveniles with robbing a 13-year-old girl of property valued at $10 yesterday in the 1300 block of Gorsuch Ave. Police said the victim, a resident of the 1600 block of Chilton St., was not injured. The youths, 13 and 14, were released in the custody of their parents pending action by juvenile authorities.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Jeffrey Bolton, of the 1000 block of W. Fayette St., reported he was in the 1400 block of W. Lexington St. yesterday when he was accosted by two men, one armed with a silver-colored handgun. Police said that when Mr. Bolton attempted to flee, the gunman fired a shot that struck him in the right hip. Police said the gunman and his accomplice escaped and Mr. Bolton was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately known.