Crime Watch

CRIME WATCH

July 26, 2006

Glen Burnie burglar binds woman, 3 kids

A woman and her three young children were bound with duct tape after walking in on a burglar in their Glen Burnie home, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Detectives were going though old police reports and asking for cooperation from other jurisdictions to track leads in the case, said Officer Sara Schriver, a spokeswoman for the department. "I know that this is especially frightful and traumatic," she said. "In that area, we haven't had a situation like this."

FOR THE RECORD - A news brief in the Maryland section yesterday incorrectly reported the location of a liquor store where an employee was shot Monday evening. The store is in the Brooklyn Park section of Anne Arundel County.
The Sun regrets the errors.

Paehee Ahn, 42, of the 7900 block of Allard Court walked into her home with her three children Monday afternoon and found a man burglarizing it, police said. The man ordered her and her children -- ages 6, 4 and 1, to turn over a couch and crawl under it. He then bound their ankles and wrists with duct tape, police said.

The man stole money and jewelry, then fled, police said. Ahn yelled for help, and a neighbor called the police.

Annie Linskey

Beer buyers shoot store clerk

A 49-year-old liquor store employee was shot in the leg Monday evening in Brooklyn for no apparent reason, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday.

Becky Peck of Glen Burnie sold two beers to two men at the drive-though window at Goldberg Liquors on Ritchie Highway about 8:45 p.m. Moments later, one pulled a gun and fired it four times, hitting Peck once in the left thigh, police said. Peck was taken to Harbor Hospital, police said.

Authorities said that she does not know her attackers, who paid for the beer, and there was no verbal confrontation before the shooting.

Annie Linskey

Gunman shoots 3 in rowhouse

Three men were hospitalized last night - shot by a gunman who barged into a Pimlico-area rowhouse, police said.

About 3:25 a.m., a 62-year-old man answered a knock at the front door of the house in the 4700 block of Park Heights Ave. and was immediately shot in the face by a man who ran past him, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

Monroe said that the gunman ran to the second floor, where he confronted two other men, shooting one in the chest and another in the right leg. Another person pretended to be dead after a shot missed, Monroe said. She said the gunman fled out the front door.

The victims were taken to hospitals, Monroe said. Police did not release their names.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Detective Arnold Pittman at 410-396-2466.

Richard Irwin

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