ROBBERY TRY: Northern District -- Police said a man attempted to rob the Dunkin' Donuts shop in the 5400 block of York Road Saturday night but had a change of heart when an employee threatened to throw a pot of hot coffee on him. Police said a man entered the shop shortly after 9 p.m. and gave a female employee a note saying he wanted all the money in the cash register and that he was armed with a handgun. Police said when the employee opened the cash register, the man reached in and grabbed several bills. The employee then picked up a pot of coffee and threatened to throw it on the man if he didn't drop the money. The man dropped the money and fled.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A 25-year-old resident of the 400 block of E. 31st St. reported he was walking in the 3200 block of Greenmount Ave. around 3 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man who demanded his money while threatening him with a knife that the robber did not display. Police said the victim reached into his pocket and gave a blank check to the man, who fled on foot. Police said the blank check was valued at 10 cents.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police reported that two men, one armed with a silver-colored handgun, robbed a restaurant in the 5600 block of York Road late yesterday morning. Police said after the men entered Wendy's restaurant about 11:30 a.m., one of them pulled out a gun and announced a holdup. Police said an employee gave an undiscosed sum to the men, who ran out the door and escaped.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported a resident of the 2300 block of Maryland Ave. was assaulted and robbed yesterday evening after leaving a carry-out shop in the 300 block of Park Ave. Police said Donald Downs, 42, was walking in the 300 block of Park Ave. around 8 p.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a woman who asked him for money. Police said Mr. Downs gave the woman some change then entered the carry-out. After purchasing some food in the carry-out, police said, Mr. Downs left the shop. On the street he noticed the woman was standing with two men. As he began to walk away from the shop, the two men asked him for the food he was carrying. Police said the men then struck Mr. Downs in the face, knocking him to the pavement, and robbed him of a carrying bag that contained his wallet. Police said the trio escaped with property valued at more than $60.
THEFT: Central District -- A resident of the 100 block of N. Carey St. reported that while his car was parked on Wilkes Lane off Calvert Street someone broke into the vehicle and stole several pieces of stereo radio equipment. Police said the theft occurred yesterday and that the property was valued at more than $300.
THEFT: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a car while it was parked in the 1700 block of Lovegrove St. and stole a radar detector. The owner of the car, a Perry Hall resident, told police the property was valued at $300.
THEFT: Central District -- An out-of-town resident told police that while she was shopping in the Light Street Pavilion at Harborplace yesterday, someone stole her wallet. The victim told police the wallet contained more than $100.
CUTTING: Western District -- Police said a resident of the 1600 block of W. North Ave. was recovering from several knife wounds he received during an incident Saturday night inside his home. Police said Alvin Taylor was attacked by a man armed with a knife around 11:30 p.m. He was cut on the face, right hand, elbow and neck. Police said the victim was taken by ambulance to the Liberty Medical Center, where he was listed today in fair condition. Police said the armed man fled and is being sought.
CUTTING: Western District -- Police early yesterday arrested a woman and were holding her at the women's detention center in connection with the cutting of a man inside a house in the 2400 block of Druid Hill Ave. Police said Mitchell Anderson, a resident of the house, was attacked by a woman around 2:15 a.m. yesterday who reportedly cut his throat with a straight razor. Police said Mr. Anderson was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was listed today in serious condition. Police said Laverne Murphy, also a resident of the house, was charged with assault by cutting and using a deadly weapon in commission of a felony. Police said the woman was held overnight and was to appear today at a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 900 block of Braddish Ave. reported that someone broke into her house between Saturday night and yesterday morning and stole stereo equipment, a VCR, tapes and a leather coat. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000 and that entry was gained through a bedroom window.