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By Andrea F. Siegel | andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | November 16, 2009
A man told police he was walking behind Advance Auto Parts in the 5100 block of Ritchie Highway about 7 p.m. Sunday when he was robbed at gunpoint by two men. Anne Arundel County police the victim told them that two men approached him, pointed a handgun at him and demanded his money and clothes. The victim complied, police said, and then men were seen running toward Brookwood Road from East 11th Avenue in Brooklyn Park.
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By Liz Bowie, Jessica Anderson and Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
Amid reports of an "active shooter" on campus Monday, Stevenson University students threw their desks against the classroom door, then prayed with near-strangers under computer carts. Just three days later, elementary and middle school students at KIPP charter schools in Baltimore were hiding with their teachers in a classroom, while police searched the building for a gunman and hundreds of parents rushed to a nearby school to wait anxiously for word about their children. There was no real danger to students or teachers in either incident.
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December 21, 1993
Two masked gunmen robbed a Severna Park grocery store early Sunday, county police said yesterday.According to the police report, the gunmen lay in wait for the manager of the the Value Food store in the 400 block of Ritchie Highway. When the manager, William Miksa, 57, got out of his car at 6:50 a.m., the two gunmen ran across the parking lot and forced him into the store.The gunmen forced the four employees already inside the store to lie on the floor while the manager opened the safe, police said.
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November 13, 2013
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Decatur Road,  9300 block, 2:21 p.m. Nov. 7. Three masked suspects broke into basement by smashing glass sliding door. One victim assaulted by suspect. Three other victims held at gunpoint. Money and personal property stolen from one victim. Suspects fled through basement. Injured victim taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | September 16, 2006
JERUSALEM -- Masked gunmen shot and killed a senior official in the Palestinian intelligence service and four aides yesterday near the home of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Palestinian officials said Maj. Gen. Jad Tayeh and the aides were in a vehicle in the Shati refugee camp, on the northern edge of Gaza City, when masked men in a sport utility vehicle cut them off and opened fire. The attackers fled after taking weapons and cell phones from the dead, at least three of whom were described as bodyguards, as well as a briefcase containing documents, according to the intelligence service.
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November 22, 1991
Two gunmen in ski masks robbed a Linthicum bank yesterday morning and got away with cash from three money drawers.Police said the twomen went into the Signet Bank, in the 700 block of Hammonds Ferry Road, pointed their guns at the ceiling and announced the robbery.One of the men jumped onto a counter, threatened three tellers with a blue steel handgun and stuffed money into a red duffel bag. Bothmen ran out of the bank and into a nearby industrial park.The first suspect was wearing a blue jacket, gray pants and a black mask.
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December 20, 1993
Two masked gunmen robbed an Arnold gas station early Friday, county police reported.According to the police report, the gunmen, wearing dark blue knit masks, walked into the Sunoco Food Market in the 1500 block of Ritchie Highway at 12:12 a.m.After they threatened to shoot the clerk if he did not give them money, one of the robbers took cash from the register, and they left the station.
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March 4, 1997
Two masked gunmen, each carrying a sawed-off shotgun, robbed the McDonald's in the 700 block of Nursery Road in Linthicum Sunday night.Two McDonald's employees, Melody Beckwith, 32, and Christina Wright, 17, were outside smoking when the robbers approached them and forced the employees into the store, county police said.The gunmen forced store manager Nathan Johnson, 23, to open the safe and took money from the safe and from two cash registers, police said.Pub Date: 3/04/97
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 13, 2004
FALLUJAH, Iraq - The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East dropped in for a visit here yesterday, and Iraqi gunmen were waiting. They were hiding on a rooftop along the main road. When Gen. John Abizaid strode into an Iraqi civil defense station, they fired rocket-propelled grenades at his convoy. They missed the general. American soldiers responded with a storm of gunfire. The gunmen disappeared. In minutes, it was over, and Abizaid was on his way. U.S. officials said they would investigate, but they were skeptical of suggestions that the Iraqi gunmen had advance word of the general's visit.
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December 7, 1994
Two gunmen forced their way into the back of Chi Chi's restaurant in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway on Monday night and locked two employees in the freezer before getting the manager to hand over an undisclosed amount of money, police said.Both men wore ski masks and entered the restaurant shortly after 11:30 p.m., police said. After locking the two employees in the freezer and a third in a restroom, they forced the manager into his office and made him take money from a safe, police said.
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May 20, 2013
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Fifth Avenue, 800 block, between 1:05 a.m. and 1:15 a.m., May 18. Man was pushed to ground and robbed of wallet and iPhone by two men. Hollins Ferry Road, 3800 block, 5:20 p.m. May 16. Two men asked to use man's cellphone.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2012
The man who was shot and killed Friday night in West Baltimore has been identified as a 32-year-old who police say was targeted by two masked gunmen who opened fire in a barber shop in the Franklin Square community. The victim's name was not released pending notification of his relatives. Another man, age 37, also was shot in the incident. He suffered a graze wound to the head, according to police. Police said the double-shooting occurred about 7 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Baltimore St., a street with a mixture of residential rowhouses and commercial businesses.
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By Maria Glod, The Washington Post | September 24, 2010
Teresa Lewis, who plotted with a young lover to kill her husband and stepson for insurance money, became the first woman executed in Virginia in nearly 100 years Thursday night when she was killed by lethal injection. Lewis, 41, was a mother who became a grandmother behind bars. Just before she was executed, Lewis asked whether her husband's daughter was in the death chamber. "I want you to know I love you, and I'm sorry for what I did," she said just before her death. She was pronounced dead at 9:13 p.m. Lewis's case generated passion and interest across the world.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | December 25, 2009
The fine Baltimoreans were snug in their beds While visions of crime danced in their heads. Out on the streets, cops got bad guys with guns Shouting, "Crime is down," the fight's being won. Fewer people were shot; good news for all But still many died, casting a pall. So while stats now show we're safer by day, People still fear they'll be blown away. From the touristy harbor to Hotel Belvedere Thugs armed with guns shot it out without fear.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | November 16, 2009
A man told police he was walking behind Advance Auto Parts in the 5100 block of Ritchie Highway about 7 p.m. Sunday when he was robbed at gunpoint by two men. Anne Arundel County police the victim told them that two men approached him, pointed a handgun at him and demanded his money and clothes. The victim complied, police said, and then men were seen running toward Brookwood Road from East 11th Avenue in Brooklyn Park.
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July 30, 2009
Law enforcement investigators suspect that a series of crimes are linked in a chain of alliances and rivalries. April 1, 2008: Stephon Blackwell, then 16, and Sterling Blackwell, then 15, are kidnapped from their home in the 600 block of Plymouth Road, a few blocks west of the city line. Six masked gunmen burst into house and hold 10 people - including the brothers and their mother - hostage for eight hours before stealing a car. As the gunmen leave, they fire shots at Steven "JR" Blackwell Jr., the boys' older brother, as he arrives, police said.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1996
An Annapolis man thwarted a robbery attempt Friday at the Arnold house he was watching by wrestling with one of two gunmen who had broken in, county police said yesterday.Christopher J. Duncin, 27, of Annapolis and Carrie M. Bishop, 23, of Arnold were watching a home in the 1700 block of Meadow Hill Drive in Arnold about 9: 30 p.m. when two men walked through an open garage door, made their way to the living room and held the couple at gunpoint, police said.The gunmen asked whether anyone else was in the house, and Bishop told them three small children were upstairs.
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June 1, 2009
Gunmen kill owner of Pen Lucy social hall The owner of a Pen Lucy social hall was shot and killed during an attempted robbery there early Sunday. Police said Joe Woah-Tee, 60, was standing behind the counter at Gaimei Nangbn Multi-Purpose Neighborhood Center in the 4300 block of York Road about 3:40 a.m. when a man entered and asked about renting the center. A witness told police that shortly after the man was told that a $10 holding fee was required, the man told Woah-Tee to give him money and reached through the opening in a security window.
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By New York Times News Service | December 6, 2008
PARIS - A band of jewel thieves, some dressed as women, stole diamonds, rings and watches valued at more than $100 million from a Harry Winston boutique in the heart of the city's "golden triangle" of luxury shops, the authorities said yesterday. The brazen theft occurred Thursday afternoon but was not reported until yesterday. The robbers struck in the holiday season, when jewelry stocks are plentiful. The police said that at least four men brandishing guns had robbed Harry Winston, which is on a street of shops near the Champs-Elysees that is crowded with high-end boutiques such as Chanel, Dior and Gucci.
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