Western District -- Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed a tavern in the 1000 block of N. Payson St. early yesterday. Police said the two walked into Cabana West shortly before 7 a.m. yesterday and ordered an employee to give them money from the cash register. After taking an undisclosed sum of money, the two men ran out the front door. Later, police arrested a suspect and were holding him at the station pending armed robbery charges. Police said the second suspect was being sought.
ROBBERY TRY: Western District -- Police today were seeking two men who attempted to rob a lounge Wednesday night. Police said two men entered Riggs Lounge in the 1900 block of Riggs Ave. late Wednesday night and asked an employee about playing a coin-operated video game. Moments later, one of the men pulled a handgun and placed it to the head of a customer while announcing a holdup. Police said when several other patrons fell to the floor when the gunman brandished his weapon, he and his accomplice apparently became frightened and fled without robbing the patron or the lounge.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 700 block of N. Carey St. reported that someone broke into his home and stole two VCRs and a TV set. Police said the property was valued at nearly $900.
THEFT: Western District -- Someone broke into a car yesterday morning while the vehicle was parked in the 2400 block of Eutaw Place and stole several tools and a radio. The owner of the car, a resident of the 2400 block of Eutaw Place, told police the property was valued at more than $500.
THEFT: Western District -- Employees of an out-of-town roofing company reported that someone entered a house in the first block of N. Smallwood St. in which they were working and stole several tools, a wheelbarrow and several sheets of plywood. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,200 and that the theft occurred between Wednesday night and yesterday morning.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a garage in the 1300 block of Windemere Road yesterday and stole a lawn mower. Police said the property was valued at nearly $300 and that entry into the garage was by cutting a lock.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Police reported someone broke a window in a a house in the 1600 block of E. Belvedere Ave. yesterday morning and stole property valued at more than $1,000. Police said the intruder escaped with stereo equipment, a TV set and a VCR.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Members of Goh's Kung Foo School in the 6300 block of Harford Road reported that someone broke into their training building early yesterday and stole two ceremonial swords. Police said the property was valued at more than $400.
ASSAULT: Northeastern District -- A 26-year-old resident of the 1500 block of N. Carey St. reported he was in the 1500 block of Abbotston St. when he was accosted by several youths who chased him down the street and threatened him with a baseball bat. Police said the youths caught up to the man and struck him with the bat. The man escaped with minor injuries, police said. No arrests had been made.
ROBBERY: Northeastern District -- An elderly resident of the 3900 block of Yolando Road told police he was getting out of a car near his home when he was attacked from the rear by two men who knocked him to the pavement and robbed him of his wallet. Police said the men escaped with cash and property, all valued at nearly $140. Police said the victim was not injured.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Someone entered a house in the 4600 block of Elsrode Ave. through an unlocked basement door and stole a bicycle and a microwave oven. Police said the property was valued at more than $900.
BURGLARY: Northeastern District -- Property valued at $300 was stolen from an outdoor storage shed in the 3400 bock of Mary Ave. after a door was forced open, police said.
SHOOTING: Northwestern District -- A 17-year-old resident of Homer Avenue told police he was talking on an outside pay telephone around 11 p.m. yesterday in the 4700 block of Delaware Ave. when he heard the sound of a gunshot and felt pain in his neck, back, legs and an arm. Police said the victim was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was treated for at least 20 shotgun pellet wounds and released. Police said they had no motive for the shooting.
CHURCH BURGLARY: Northwestern District -- Officials of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in the 4500 block of Park Heights Ave. reported that someone forced a rear door of their main building and stole musical equipment and instruments, all valued at more than $2,600. Police said the intruder stole a Yamaha percussion-tone generator, electrical components to musical equipment and musical instruments.