Two men rob apartment of Randallstown woman Second home invasion in county in two days

August 07, 1998|By Jamie Smith | Jamie Smith,SUN STAFF

Two men surprised a Randallstown woman as she was leaving her apartment yesterday morning, forcing her back inside and robbing her in what was the second Baltimore County home invasion in two days, county police said.

Angelene Elem of the 3900 block of Noyes Circle had turned to lock her door about 7: 30 a.m. when the men pushed her and her 7-year-old son back inside, police said. Pointing a gun at her, one demanded, "Where is the money?"

After she said she had no money, the men tied up Elem and the boy and ransacked the apartment. Police said the men left with her purse, which had an undisclosed amount of money inside, and said, "Tell [the boy's father], 'Thank you.' "

One suspect was described as African-American, 30 to 35 years old, 5 feet 8 inches and 200 pounds. The other was described as African-American, 25 to 30 years old, 6 feet 3 inches and 220 pounds.

On Wednesday -- in what police said appeared to be an unrelated crime -- a Woodlawn couple was awakened by two gun-wielding men who ransacked their home, tied them up and stole $1,100.

That home invasion occurred about 6: 30 a.m. when two men wearing ski masks burst into a bedroom in a home in the first block of Janper Court where Terese Ann Harvey, 37, and Diego Amparol, 33, were sleeping.

The men asked, "Where is the money?" The victims gave them $1,100, police said.

The suspects left after ransacking the bedroom and tying up Amparol and Harvey.

Though police have not connected the two crimes, Bill Toohey, county police spokesman, said, "These are incidents where, in both cases, the suspects and the victims seem to know one another."

Pub Date: 8/07/98

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