Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Bank robbery: A man robbed Provident Bank of Maryland in the 3800 block of E. Lombard St. about 6:15 p.m. yesterday while implying he was armed with a handgun. He was fleeing with money inside his shirt when a hidden dye pack exploded. Police recovered the scorched shirt and said that the man might have suffered burns to his upper body. It was not known whether he escaped with money.
Bank robbery: A man robbed Allfirst Bank in the first block of E. Cross St. of an undisclosed sum of money about 10:15 a.m. yesterday after giving a teller a note saying he was armed.
Rape: A 13-year-old girl was at Hoffman and North Washington streets about 10 p.m. Tuesday when she was forced to accompany four teen-age boys into a nearby vacant house, where she was repeatedly raped. Police said the attacks continued until after 3 a.m. Wednesday before the youths fled. The girl was treated at Mercy Medical Center.
Burglary: A stereo system and a videocassette recorder - all valued at $200 - were stolen between Sunday night and Monday morning from Calvary Baptist Church in the 100 block of W. Pennsylvania Ave. The burglary was reported Wednesday.
Burglary/vandalism: Someone entered Sugar Snow Shack, a snowball stand in the 11600 block of Reisterstown Road, between Monday night and Tuesday morning and shattered 70 bottles of flavored syrup.