Man is robbed by pair he stopped to help on Ritchie Highway

May 06, 1994

A Baltimore man was robbed yesterday afternoon after he stopped to help two men who appeared to have a broken-down car, county police reported.

Robert Dixon, 35, told investigators he saw the men stopped on the side of Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park about 2:45 p.m. and he stopped to help them. One of the men threatened Mr. Dixon with a gun and demanded money.

Mr. Dixon told him that he did not have any money and the robber said he would shoot him if he did not turn over cash. Mr. Dixon, of the first block of Renee Ave., gave the men an undisclosed amount of money and left the area.

Intruder with knife robs couple of $415

A man broke into an apartment in the 5300 block of Brookwood Road Monday morning and robbed a couple at knifepoint of $415, county police said.

Henry C. Kriewald, 63, and Karla Marie Kalstad, 46, reported the incident to police at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The couple told police that the man broke into their apartment about 3:20 a.m. after taking a screen out of a kitchen window frame. The intruder went into the bedroom, where Ms. Kalstad was sleeping, police said.

Ms. Kalstad woke up to find the man standing over her brandishing the knife, police said. He demanded money, then got Ms. Kalstad out of bed and asked her "where the man was," police said.

Mr. Kriewald was asleep in the living room, police said. Ms. Kalstad told police that the robber put his arm around her waist and the knife to her throat and walked her to the living room, where he woke Mr. Kriewald and told him to give him money or he would kill Ms. Kalstad, police said.

The man repeated the threat several times before Mr. Kriewald gave him the $415. After he got the cash, the intruder told the couple not to call police for at least 15 minutes or he would come back and kill them, police said. He left by the kitchen door, taking a Black and Decker sander that Mr. Kriewald kept in a box on the back porch, the couple told police. The sander was worth about $60, police said.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a muscular build. He was wearing a baseball hat, a maroon windbreaker, baggy clothes, black tennis shoes and work gloves, police said.

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