Baltimore CitySHOOTING: Southeastern District -- A Royal...


April 30, 1993|By Richard Irwin

Baltimore City

SHOOTING: Southeastern District -- A Royal cab company driver -- his first day on the job -- was shot early Thursday morning during a robbery on Ballou Court. Shortly after picking up a fare on East Pratt Street, the 38-year-old cabbie was told to go to the 200 block of Ballou Court, where the fare drew a handgun and demanded the cabbie's money. After taking an undisclosed sum, the gunman shot the cabbie in the shoulder and escaped. The cabbie was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and admitted.

SHOOTING: Central District -- A resident of the 4800 block of Park Heights Ave. was in the 400 block of E. Baltimore St. about 1 a.m. Thursday when a gunman robbed him of a gold ring and cash. When the victim turned to flee, the gunman fired a shot, striking the man in the buttock. The gunman escaped and the victim was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His condition was not immediately known.

ROBBERY/SHOOTING: Northern District -- An employee at Today's Rentals in the 400 block of E. 33rd St. was shot in the right ankle during a robbery Wednesday morning. The victim was taken to Union Memorial Hospital and released. The gunman escaped with more than $100.

ASSAULT: Northern District -- A security officer at Loyola College in the 4500 block of N. Charles St. was investigating a suspicious man in a car on the campus Wednesday morning and was getting out of his patrol car when the man displayed a handgun and warned him to stay away. The armed man drove off.

BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- A toilet valued at $200 was stolen from a house in the 100 block of Northbend Road Wednesday by someone who entered through a front door.

ROBBERY: Southwestern District -- A resident of the 4400 block of Frederick Ave. was in the 400 block of Westgate Road Wednesday evening when he was attacked by several teen-agers who stole his lacrosse stick, valued at $50.

RAPE: Southern District -- Police were seeking the driver of a red tow truck who raped a resident of the 500 block of S. Caton Ave. inside the vehicle after stopping in the 500 block of E. Patapsco Ave. Tuesday morning. After being freed, the woman was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment.

ROBBERY/ARREST: Southern District -- A resident of the 1400 block of Marshall St. was in the 1500 block of Byrd St. early Wednesday morning when he was assaulted by two men who robbed him of $150. Later, police arrested Jimmy Lewis, 27, of the 1400 block of Battery Ave., and charged him with robbery, assault and theft. Mr. Lewis was released on $15,000 bond. A warrant was to be issued for the arrest of the second man.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- Police arrested two teen-age boys Tuesday night after a resident of the 1100 block of Ward St. caught them entering his home. A cable TV box valued at $200 was taken, apparently by at least one other youth who escaped.

ROBBERY: Southern District -- Two men attacked a resident of the 2500 block of Seamon Ave. in the 2300 block of Norfolk Ave. Wednesday morning and robbed him of his wallet containing $100 after knocking him to the ground.

BURGLARY: Southern District -- Someone entered a house in the 3000 block of Huron St. through the front door Wednesday afternoon and stole a telephone and other property, all valued at nearly $700.

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ROBBERY: Woodlawn District -- Two men, one with a knife, robbed a man in a restroom near the eating area of Security Square Mall. A mall patron was about to leave the lavatory shortly before 11 a.m. when two men entered. While one stood at the door as a lookout, the other drew a knife and demanded the victim's money.

BURGLARY: Garrison District -- Someone entered a home in the 4700 block of Pleasant Hill Road Wednesday through a skylight and stole jewelry valued at nearly $500.

ROBBERY: Garrison District -- Two teen-age boys assaulted a younger boy while he was riding his bike on Fox Cliff Court near Liberty Road Wednesday evening and stole the bike, valued at nearly $170. The victim was not injured.


THEFT: Edgewood -- A woman stole three pairs of shoes valued at nearly $40 from Fava shoes at the Edgewater Shopping Center in the 1800 block of Pulaski Highway Wednesday. After placing the shoes on the counter, the woman put one hand in her pocket and told the clerk she had a gun and to open the cash register. The clerk laughed and pulled the woman's empty hand from her pocket. The woman picked up the shoes and fled.


CALL IN TIPS: Readers with information on these or other crimes can call Metro Crime Stoppers' confidential 24-hour hot line, 276-8888. Names are not taken, calls are not recorded and rewards of up to $1,000 may be paid for information.

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