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Man Robbed at Gunpoint in Abell

The robbers made off with more than $600.

A man was robbed at gunpoint of $684 in the Abell neighborhood.

According to police, at 1 p.m. on Dec. 23, a man was walking in the 400 block of Merryman Lane when robbers pushed him to the ground from behind.

A robber placed a hard object, which the man believed to be a gun, to his head. The robbers then took his money and ran away headed north.   

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Baltimore Matt January 03, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Do you ever think that people lie about how much money they had on them when they were robbed? Sure most homeowners/renters policies have a $500 or $1000 deductable on theft but do you ever wonder if people say they have more on police reports only to be able to claim a larger loss? I don't know about you but when I walk around usually all I have on me is a couple of bucks (and sometime due to having plastic, not even that) not hundreds in cash. What do you think...
Adam Bednar (Editor) January 03, 2013 at 02:58 PM
I've been curious about some of the large amounts of cash that people report missing. I personally never have more than a few bucks on me. But there are a lot of people in Baltimore who don't use banks.
Judy Berlin January 03, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Merryman Ln is NOT in the Abell community. This sounds like it was behind 7-11.
Adam Bednar (Editor) January 03, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Judy, as the map with this article shows, which was taken from the city's official neighborhood locator, that address is in the Abell neighborhood. The site can be accessed here: http://cityview.baltimorecity.gov/.
Seal Team 2 January 03, 2013 at 06:32 PM
2 days before Xmas and a Check cashing store right there on 33rd. He may have been exiting the check cashing store. I live in the south end of guilford and i am in this area daily, I am ussualy "because of my business" carrying $100.00's of dollars of cash but I also carry a Gun. they dont say who got robbed but alot of the small business owners on that corner park in the lot next to 7-11. i would like to have more detail about the crime. I have noticed in the last week I have counted as many as 2 city police officers and 5 Sherrifs dep[artment officers walking the beat around this area...
Adam Bednar (Editor) January 03, 2013 at 07:49 PM
@Seal Team 2, the victim is identified in the police report. But it's Patch policy that we do not ID the victims of crimes in our stories (without being able to reach them for comment). I can try to get more details, but I doubt that is possible. The officers are not allowed to speak to reporters and the public information office usually won't have anything more than what I've reported. There has been a spike in patrols in that area because the Greenmount Avenue corridor has been the location of recent shootings and other criminal activity. http://patch.com/A-zZH2
Seal Team 2 January 03, 2013 at 08:11 PM
I would love to see a series of Police cameras without the blue lights like they recently installed Charles Street with lots of signage let them know we can count the hairs on your chin if we're looking for you. I have lived in this area for 10 years. It has come a long way but still has a long way to go. We're would a concerned citizen go to start a conversation with the city about these cameras
Matthew Weinstein January 04, 2013 at 05:06 AM
Judy, the AIA Bylaws at AbellImprovement.org also say that Greenmount is the eastern boundary. -Matthew
Baltimore Matt January 05, 2013 at 04:35 AM
I would like to see the next story in the patch, reading about someone having an absurd amount of money stolen from them a report of the same person arrested for insurance fraud. If you have homeowners/renters/business insurance you know these absurd claims only makes it more expensive to buy a policy in your neighborhood.

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