What a steal: Burglar offers to pay, then jumps out window
1600 block Elkins Lane, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2:05 a.m.: A victim was robbed of a cell phone.
400 block S. Carey St., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3 p.m.: Police arrested one suspect in an armed robbery in the 400 block S. Carey. The other suspect escaped.
800 block W. Pratt St., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11:45 p.m.: Two victims were robbed at gunpoint of their cash, wallets and bank cards.
1100 block Washington Blvd., Thursday, Nov. 17, 1:30 a.m.: A man was robbed at gunpoint of cash.
1700 block Covington St., Friday, Nov. 18, 8:30 p.m.: Three suspects punched and robbed a juvenile of his money, cell phone and watch.
1000 block S. Hanover St., Saturday, Nov. 19, 1:30 p.m.: A group of suspects held up and robbed a convenience store. They escaped with cash and candy.
1900 block Light St., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5:30 a.m.: A man grabbed and choked his girlfriend, then beat her with a can of green beans. He was arrested.
1800 block Hollins St., Thursday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m.: A boy was hit with a broom. He was treated for a bruise over his right eye and released to his father’s custody. A warrant has been issued for the suspect’s arrest.
100 block E. West St., Sunday, Nov. 13, 3:30 a.m.: A man told police that he and his roommate had been out drinking, and a friend returned home with them. They drank some more and the friend left. They were not sure whether they locked the door behind him, but when they awoke some time later their PlayStations and iPods were missing. Police will follow up.
1700 block Lemmon St., Sunday, Nov. 13, 1:10 p.m.: Someone broke into a house and stole cash.
1400 block Battery Ave., Monday, Nov. 14, 4:15 a.m.: Someone tried to enter a house through a window but failed. Nothing was stolen.
2000 block W. Pratt St., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m.: Someone broke into a house and stole a television and a laptop computer.
1900 block W. Pratt St., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 4:14 p.m.: A woman’s apartment caught fire, and one of the windows was left open after the fire was put out. She returned to the apartment to find a man she did not know inside. She asked what the man was doing there, and he said “Do you want this stuff because I can pay you for it,” and then jumped out the window when she said she was calling the police. She was not injured, but some of her property was missing.
200 block S. Calhoun St., Thursday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m.: Someone broke into a house under renovation and stole copper wire.
Unit block S. Arlington Ave., Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:20 a.m.: Someone stole cash from a stall at Hollins Market.
Unit block S. Arlington Ave., Sunday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.: Someone stole a 2001 Lincoln.
400 block Russell St., Monday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m.: Someone stole a 2000 Nissan.
600 block Light St., Monday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m.: Someone stole a 2010 Nissan.
100 block S. Gilmor St., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6 a.m.: Someone stole a 1995 Mercedes.
1400 block Patapsco St., Thursday, Nov. 17, 11 p.m.: Someone stole a 2006 Acura.
1200 block W. Pratt St., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m.: A suspect was arrested for shoplifting food.
1300 block Towson St., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 10 p.m.: Someone stole a ring.
1300 block Cooksie St., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10:30 p.m.: Someone stole medication.
1200 block W. Pratt St., Thursday, Nov. 17, 12:10 p.m.: Someone shoplifted Febreeze.
1200 block W. Pratt St., Thursday, Nov. 17, 1:50 p.m.: Someone shoplifted detergent.
1200 block S. Charles St., Saturday, Nov. 19, 1 a.m.: A woman walked out of a bar and someone snatched her purse and ran away.
Larceny from auto
Stolen from various vehicles parked in various places at various times: three GPS, clothing (twice), boots, candy, a laptop, DVD, gym bag, two wallets, CDs, liquor, an iPod, radio transmitter, purse, jewelry and license plates. Police continue to suggest that people clear out their cars before leaving them parked in public, especially in this upcoming festive holiday season.
This week’s Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Jacqueline Watts.