West Marine, an Annapolis boating supply store in the 100 block of Hillsmere Drive, reported Tuesday that a man shoplifted three jackets and three pairs of pants, police said.
The suspect was described as a black man, 35 to 45 years old, about 5-foot-9, and wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap. He escaped with the goods -- valued at $529 -- at 11:10 a.m., police said.
ROBBERS SMASH CASE TO STEAL JEWELRY
Three men armed with a sledgehammer smashed a display case in a Glen Burnie jewelry store and made off with $9,000 in men's rings Tuesday, police said.
According to the police report, the men walked into the Zales jewelry store in the Glen Burnie Mall at 2:30 p.m. and asked to see some pinky rings. The clerk took some out of the case and showed them to the men. They left the store without making a purchase, police said.
About 45 minutes later, the manager heard a loud crash and saw the same men taking the rings from the case.
The robbers drove off in a 1985 Pontiac 2000, with Pennsylvania license plates ACR 5598, police said.
Police described the first robber as a black man, in his early 20s and about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a blue sweat shirt over a red shirt. The second robber was described as ablack man about 5-foot-6, with black jeans and some facial hair. Thethird robber was described only as a black male.
POLICE ARREST MAN IN PURSE-SNATCHING
An Annapolis man was arrested Tuesday night on charges of snatching a woman's purse in front of Farmers National Bankat Church Circle, police said.
A woman who had been waiting for acab in front of the bank told police a man approached her at 10:45 p.m. and said, "This is a stickup." He grabbed her purse and escaped down West Street, she said.
Police identified the suspect as RobertLee Lewis, 32, of the 1300 block of Yorktown Road.
A police officer and a trained dog tracked the man to College Creek Terrace, a nearby public housing complex. He was arrested after the officer searchedhim and found a tube of lipstick, car keys and several items with the victim's name on them in his possession, police said.
POLICE CHARGEPAIR WITH AUTO THEFT
Two men were arrested after a police raid ona Glen Burnie home Tuesday turned up stolen car parts and two stolenFord Mustangs, police said.
Officers searched a home in the 500 block of Dover Road at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and found parts from stolen Mustangs and stolen license plates. They found the stolen cars parked outside, police said.
Frank William Rosso Jr., 19, who lives at the Dover Road address, was charged with grand theft auto, making a false report and insurance fraud, police said.
Paul Henry Lamar, 19, of the 1400 block of Patapsco St. in Baltimore, was charged with grand theft auto, police said.
CAB DRIVER SHOT IN ROBBERY ATTEMPT
A Glen Burnie cab driver was shot early yesterday morning during a robbery attempt.
Lesley Randolph Gross, 23, of the 900 block of FranklinManor Road in Churchton, was shot in the arm by a passenger he had taken to Shot Town Road.
Police said Gross, who works for the Diamond-Crown Cab Co., picked up a man at 3:50 a.m. at West and Washingtonstreets in Annapolis.
When they arrived at the destination, the robber took out a handgun and demanded money. Gross screamed and scared off the robber, who ran into the woods after firing one shot, police said.
Police described the suspect as a black male with a heavy build, wearing a brown jacket.