Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes in Baltimore city and county.
Robbery: A 34-year-old woman told police that two men claiming to be conducting a survey knocked on her door in the 3300 block of Liberty Heights Ave. on Tuesday evening and forced their way into her apartment. One man flashed a handgun while the other man bound the woman and two of her friends with duct tape. The men fled with jewelry and an automated teller machine card.
Burglary: Police responding to an alarm late Tuesday found a large hole in a wall at the Sun & Moon Grocery Store in the 500 block of Presstman St. and dust and opened cigarette cartons on the floor. Officers arrested four suspects -- men smoking in an alley between the store and a vacant building. One of them was scratched and covered with dust.
Larceny: The owner of Harry's Tavern in the 1200 block of N. Charles St. told police he stepped out for a few minutes Tuesday afternoon, leaving an office door open, and returned to find a man in a white T-shirt and sweat pants walking out the back pTC door. Brandy, a portable radio and $750 were missing.
Assault: A woman was treated at the scene for cuts and burns after she was dragged by a moving car for half a city block early Tuesday. She told police that two men had stopped in the 700 block of N. Calhoun St. and asked if she needed a ride. When she declined, the man in the passenger seat of the blue Ford Tempo grabbed her by the jacket as the car pulled away.
Attempted robbery: A man who claimed he had a gun demanded money from tellers at First National Bank in the 7900 block of Harford Road about 11: 40 a.m. yesterday but fled empty-handed. The man, in his 30s, was wearing a zip-front sweat shirt, dark shorts, sunglasses and an orange baseball cap.
Armed robbery: The owner of Renee's Bar told police that two unidentified men entered the bar in the 3900 block of Hollins Ferry Road on Tuesday evening and ordered the bartenders and patrons to the floor. One of the men ordered everyone to empty their pockets. The other man emptied the register.
Robbery: An 11-year-old boy told police he was riding his bike in Briarcliff Park on Clearwood Road about 2 p.m. Tuesday when three men approached him and asked for a ride. When he refused, he said, one of the men threw him to the ground, and the others put his bike in a gray minivan.
Pub Date: 8/07/97