Police blotter: Robberies for the week of Aug. 30

September 04, 2014|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

The city's Southeastern District was again hit the hardest with robberies, recording 16 hold-ups for the week ending Aug. 30, according to data posted by the city.

Across the city, 85 robberies were reported by police, the highest since The Sun began this weekly blotter feature. That was up slightly over the 83 reported the previous week, and was 16 percent more than the same week last year.

Downtown saw four robberies, as did the Jonestown and Oldtown neighborhoods. 

A sampling of the incidents (detailed accounts not available from police):

-A home invasion was reported Aug. 24 at 3:30 a.m. in the Better Waverly neighborhood, in the 3000 block of Mathews St. 

-Two people were held up at gunpoint in the Abell neighborhood on Aug. 24 at 5:30 a.m.

-Someone was robbed at East Lafayette Avenue and Charles Street at 5:50 p.m. on Aug. 25 in Charles North. 

-A street robbery was reported in Federal Hill, in the 1100 block of Light St., at 4 a.m. on Aug. 25. 

-Someone was robbed at gunpoint in the Johnston Square neighborhood on Aug. 25 at 7:30 a.m. in the 1000 N Eden St. 

-A robbery was reported in the 300 block of N. Paca St. on Aug. 25 at 3:25 p.m. The incident listing describes it as a commercial robbery at knifepoint, and says that it occurred in the University of Maryland neighborhood. A school official said the incident did not take place on the campus. 

-Three people were robbed in two incidents in Oldtown, all three of which were reported to have occurred at 8:15 p.m. on Aug. 25. The first occurred at 800 N. Eden St.; the second, involving two victims, occurred in the 800 block of W. Madison St. The 800 block of West Madison Street is on the other side of town; the lattitude and longitude associated with the crime indicate it occurred on East Madison St. 

-A business was robbed at gunpoint in the 4000 block of Greenspring Ave. in the Greenspring neighborhood on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.

-Three people were held up at gunpoint at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 26, at the intersection of South Exeter and East Baltimore Streets, in the Jonestown neighborhood. 

-Two robberies occurred in the Mayfield neighborhood - the first was a business hold-up in the 3500 block of Harford Rd. on Aug. 26 at 8:30 p.m. Later, on Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m., a street robbery occurred in the same block. 

-A home invasion was reported in the 4900 block of Gunther Ave. on Aug. 26 at 8:40 p.m., in the Frankford neighborhood.

-Someone was held up in Old Goucher at Charles Street and East 24th Street on Aug. 26 at 9:20 p.m. On Aug. 27 at 5:30 a.m., another robbery, this time at gunpoint, was reported at Charles and East 23rd Streets.

-Two people were robbed in Brooklyn on Aug. 27, about one hour apart. The first was reported at 100 W. Patapsco Ave. at 10:45 p.m. A second robbery, this time at gunpoint, was reported in the 4000 block of 10th St. at 11:50 p.m.

-Two people were robbed at gunpoint in Charles Village on Aug. 27 at 5:10 a.m. in the 2600 block of Guilford Ave. 

-A business was reported robbed at 11 a.m. on Aug. 27 in the 800 block of E. Fort Ave. The FBI previously disclosed that a Wells Fargo bank was robbed in the Southside Marketplace on that date.

-A business in the 4700 block of Laurel Ave. in Cylburn was robbed at knifepoint on Aug. 28 at 8:50 a.m.

-Two people were carjacked at gunpoint in the 2600 block of Orleans St. in McElderry Park on Aug. 28 at 12:50 a.m.

-Someone was robbed at gunpoint in the 4500 block of Harford Rd. in Lauraville on Aug. 28 at 2 a.m.

-A home invasion was reported in Canton, in the 2400 block of Fleet St., on Aug. 29 at 6:20 p.m. According to the Baltimore Guide, a man pushed open a woman's door and stole her cell phone.

-Someone was robbed at gunpoint in the 600 block of Druid Hill Ave. in Seton Hill on Aug. 29 at 7:30 a.m.

-A gunpoint street robbery was reported in the 4200 block of Labrynth Rd. in Reisterstown Station on Aug. 29 at 10 p.m.

-Four robberies were reported downtown between the night of Aug. 29 and the morning of Aug. 30. The first occurred in the 400 block of N. Eutaw St. at 4:18 p.m. on Aug. 29. The second was reported in the 200 block of N. Howard St. at 8:30 p.m. The third was a business robbery at E. Fayette and Charles St., reported at 11:15 p.m. And the next morning, at 8:45 a.m., someone was robbed at knifepoint at Charles and E. Baltimore St. 

-A home invasion was reported in the 1800 block of Spence St. in Morrell Park at 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 30. 

-A business was held up at gunpoint in the 1700 block of E. Northern Parkway on Aug. 30 at 11:45 a.m., in the Loch Raven neighborhood.

-A business was held up in the 6100 block of Harford Rd., in Westfield, on Aug. 30 at 5:45 p.m. The type of weapon used is listed as "other."

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