Around The Region

AROUND THE REGION

July 23, 2009

Teen reports being robbed in Glen Burnie

A 17-year-old girl told Anne Arundel County police that she was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night at the bus stop in front of the Motor Vehicle Administration in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie. Police said she told them that about 11:22 p.m. two men accosted her and demanded money, so she gave them her purse. They also took her cell phone from her hand and ran away.

- Andrea F. Siegel

Man, 23, stabbed in back Tuesday in Annapolis

A 23-year-old man was stabbed in the back Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Park Ave., Annapolis police said. Police said shortly before midnight, they received a complaint about people being loud in the street. Within minutes that changed, when a caller said someone had been stabbed in the lower back, police said. Police said the victim, who had no fixed address, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

- Andrea F. Siegel

Man injured in shooting in Northwest Baltimore

An 18-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and left thigh about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 4700 block of Wilern Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, according to police. The man was taken to an area hospital, and his condition was unknown, but police believed his injuries were not life-threatening. Police had a possible male suspect in custody Wednesday morning, but he was later released. Police are not identifying the victim and knew of no motive.

- Brent Jones

Two arrested in alleged ATM skimming scheme

Charges have been filed against two men suspected of using debit card numbers stolen from a PNC Bank automated teller machine in Frederick, police said Wednesday. Mihai Ittu, 39, and Stefan Iancu, 31, were arrested in Oklahoma, where they face similar charges, Frederick Police Lt. Shawn B. Martyak said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents tracked the men from California, where they are also accused of similar crimes. The two have been charged with several counts of identity theft, credit card misuse and theft of more than $500. Ittu was also charged with involvement in a theft scheme. It was not clear whether Ittu and Iancu installed a skimming device on the ATM at the PNC Bank at 191 Thomas Johnson Drive, Martyak said. Frederick police executed several search warrants last week and recovered some evidence, according to Martyak.

- Liz F. Kay

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