SHOOTING: Eastern District -- An off-duty Mass Transit Administration bus driver was shot in the chest during an attempted robbery in the 600 block of Ensor St. Tuesday night. Jesse Grant, 30, had gotten off a bus at Oldtown Mall at 10 p.m. when two youths, one with a .380 semiautomatic handgun, demanded his money. The gunman then shot Mr. Grant in the chest, and both youths fled, reportedly with no money. Mr. Grant, who was carrying change in one hand, walked to the Old Town fire station, where he was given first aid before being taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
THEFT: Northeastern District -- Property valued at more than $600 was stolen from four vehicles parked on the lot at Tony Kelly Family Used Cars in the 4300 block of Erdman Ave. Monday or Tuesday. Taken were tires, wheel covers, a TV, a radio, a battery and other equipment.
BURGLARY: Southern District -- Someone entered a house in the 800 block of W. Lombard St. through a basement window Tuesday and stole a VCR valued at nearly $300.
ROBBERY: Western District -- A resident of the 800 block of Arlington Ave. was walking near his home Tuesday when a man with a knife robbed him of nearly $60.
ROBBERY: Central District -- A resident of the 8600 block of Bramble Lane was inside an apartment in the 1000 block of Argyle Ave. Tuesday when he answered the door and was robbed of property valued at more than $200 by a gunman.
ROBBERY: Cockeysville District -- A man robbed the Maryland National Bank branch in the 2300 block of W. Joppa Road of less than $50 Tuesday morning. After entering the bank shortly after 1 p.m., the man gave a note to a teller that read, "You've got 30 seconds to give me $5,000." The teller gave the man $41, and the unarmed robber escaped on foot.
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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.Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore and Harford counties, reported by Richard Irwin.