Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
Robbery -- A man, 39, was walking in the 800 block of Beaumont Ave. about 7:45 p.m. Thursday when he was stopped by a teenage male who asked him for the time. When the victim looked at his watch, the teen pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and robbed the victim of a cell phone and his wallet containing $1.
Robbery try/arrests -- A man, 23, was walking in the 400 block of S. Clinton St. about 11 p.m. Wednesday when he was attacked by five males, including one adult, who knocked him to the pavement and tried to remove his wallet. During the attack the victim sustained injuries to left arm and right knee. Failing to rob the man, the five fled and were caught by police minutes later in a nearby alley. Arrested and charged with attempted robbery was the adult, Maxell Taylor, 22, of Edgewood in Harford County. Four teenage males were charged as juveniles and were being held at the Juvenile Dention Center on North Gay Street.