The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today.
ROBBERY: Central District -- A resident of the 1000 block of Ellicott Drive reported she was about to get into her car in the 100 block of E. Redwood St. around 10 o'clock last night when a man ran up to her from behind and stole her purse. Police said the man escaped with cash, a watch, gold ring, personal papers and other items. Police said the property was valued at more than $500.
THEFT: Central District -- Someone broke into a car parked in the 400 block of W. Lombard St. yesterday afternoon and stole several pieces of clothing. Police said entry was gained by breaking a window. The owner of the car, a resident of the first block of Burnt Ember Court in Pikesville, said the property was valued at nearly $500.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Guilford Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by opening a first-floor side window and stole property valued at more than $1,000.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police said someone broke into a 1984 Ford van yesterday morning while the vehicle was parked in the first block of E. 33rd St. and stole two wallets containing more than $200 and several credit cards.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 300 block of E. University Parkway reported that someone forced their way into his home through a second-floor window shortly after noon yesterday and stole a cassette player, several tapes and other household items. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,200.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- Property valued at $1,000 was reported stolen from a house in the 2800 block of Guilford Ave. yesterday. Police said a stained glass window and an ornamental banister top were stolen.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- A man armed with a handgun entered the Royal Farm Store in the 200 block of W. Cold Spring Lane about 11 o'clock last night and ordered a clerk to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the clerk gave the gunman an undisclosed sum of cash.
BURGLARY/ARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a man suspected of breaking in a social club and were holding him at the station pending charges. Police said someone cut a hole in a wall of the New Club 909 in the 900 block of N. Calhoun St. with an ax and hammer. Police said the man was arrested shortly after the break-in. It was not known if any property was taken.
BURGLARY: Western District -- An employee of Adam's Liquors in the 1400 block of Edmondson Ave. reported that someone broke into an apartment above the store through a rear window and stole property valued at more than $200. Police said a VCR, 13-inch TV set and several bottles of liquor were taken.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Someone broke in a warehouse owned by Acme Business Center in the 2100 block of W. Lafayette Ave. and stole property valued at more than $200. Police said 70 feet of copper tubing was removed between Wednesday night and yesterday morning.
ROBBERY/ARRESTS: Western District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Belmont Ave. reported he was in the 2400 block of Francis St. when he was attacked by two men who stole his 1987 Dodge and drove off. Later, police arrested two men and were holding them at the station pending charges.
THEFT: Western District -- Someone broke into a tow truck owned by Inner City Towing in the 1400 block of Bloomingdale Road while it was parked in the 800 block of McKean Ave. between Tuesday night and yesterday morning. A two-way radio system valued at $1,000 was taken, police said.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A woman was robbed of her jewelry last night by a man who attacked her while she walked near her home. The victim, a resident of the 2700 block of Riggs Ave., told police that about 7 p.m. she was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who forced her to give up her gold necklace. Police said the property was valued at more than $100.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 500 block of Baker St. was robbed of his wallet and money as he walked near his home. The victim told police he was attacked by a man who knocked him to the pavement and took his wallet containing $75.
ROBBERY: Western -- A resident of the 1700 block of W. Lanvale St. told police he was in the 2100 block of Westwood Ave. when he was attacked by a man he knows who struck him in the face and robbed him of $10 and $80 worth of food stamps. Police said the victim was not injured.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A man armed with a handgun accosted a resident of the 2500 block of Francis St. while he walked in the 1500 block of W. North Ave. and demanded his money. Police said the gunman escaped with $15.