Woman Reports Robbery At Bus Stop Near City Hall

August 04, 2009|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,peter.hermann@baltsun.com

A 25-year-old woman was robbed of her purse and cell phone early Monday at a downtown bus stop steps away from City Hall, according to a spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department.

The woman flagged down a patrol officer about 2:30 a.m. and said she was attacked minutes before on East Fayette Street near Guilford Avenue, toward the back of City Hall and the Circuit Court buildings and also near several city and state office buildings.

Anthony Guglielmi, the department's chief spokesman, said the woman told officers that she was waiting at a bus stop when a man came up behind her and asked for her number.

"The victim said, 'No, I'm not interested,' " Guglielmi said. The man then asked the victim for the time, the spokesman said. "She then heard a click" from what she believed was a weapon, Guglielmi said. By then, another man was standing next to her and he said: "'Give me your bag and cell phone,' " according to Guglielmi.

"He advised, 'You better not scream or else.' " The suspects ran east on Fayette Street.

Complete descriptions of the men were not available.

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