Police Digest

December 21, 2007

Two charged in auto thefts

An 18-year-old man and a juvenile were charged with numerous thefts from autos in the area of Ambleside Drive in Severna Park after they were arrested shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police identified the suspects as Roberto S. Nieve of the 600 block of Duvall Highway and a 17-year-old juvenile.

The vehicle they were riding in was stopped by police and during a search, police said they located items matching the description of ones stolen from vehicles. Police said they also recovered additional stolen property that was returned to the owners.

Pizza parlor site of robbery

A man armed with a handgun robbed the Little Caesar's pizza parlor in the 5600 block of Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn of an undetermined amount of cash, Anne Arundel County police said.

An employee told police that shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday, a man entered the store, displayed a black handgun and demanded money. After the employee turned over the cash, the man fled toward Morgan Road.

Police canvassed the area, but were unable to locate suspects.

Man assaulted, robbed near home

A 42-year-old Severn man was assaulted and robbed as he was walking from the 1100 block of Reece Road toward his address on Timberlake Court, county police said.

At about 8 p.m. Saturday, the victim told police that he was attacked by four male suspects who punched and kicked him, took his cell phone and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. Officers canvassed the area, but couldn't find them. The victim was treated at Baltimore-Washington Medical Center.

The suspects were described as four men, possibly juveniles, who were all wearing dark clothing.

Man robbed outside Arundel Mills mall

A man walking to the Arundel Mills mall was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects who stole his wallet, cash, coat and keys before fleeing toward the mall parking lot, county police said.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday, the victim told police he was in the area of the Bank of America in the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Blvd. when two males approached, and one asked for a "smoke."

When the victim said he had none, one suspect displayed a handgun while the other went through his pants pockets and removed the victim's wallet and cash. The suspect also took the victim's coat, which contained the victim's keys.

The suspects fled on foot toward the mall parking lot. An extensive search was done, using mall security and several police officers, but the suspects were not located.

The suspects were described as two black men, one about 6 feet tall and about 200 pounds. The second suspect was about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, about 180 pounds, wearing a black jacket with a white lion in the small of the back, dark-colored hooded sweat shirt under the jacket and black pants.

Exxon station clerk robbed in Annapolis

A clerk at the Exxon station in the 2100 block of West St., Annapolis, was robbed early Sunday, county police said.

According to the clerk, the front door to the business was locked and she had the keys in her hand when she went into the bathroom shortly before 5 a.m. She told police that as she came out of the bathroom, she was hit in the back of the head, knocking her unconscious.

The suspect used the clerk's keys to get into the cash box and register, taking an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

The clerk was unable to provide a description of the suspect.

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