North Baltimore Crime: Man Robbed at Knifepoint in Hampden Alley

The following information was supplied by the Baltimore City Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.



Armed Robbery: Cairnes Lane, 3600 block, 3:15 p.m. Dec. 18. After getting out of an unknown vehicle, three robbers approached a man in the alley. One of the robbers pulled out a knife while another grabbed the man’s arms. The robber with the knife told the man: “Give me all you got” while holding the knife to the man’s neck. The third robber then went through the man’s pockets and pulled out a cell phone and $243 in cash. The robbers then broke the man’s cell phone and jumped in a vehicle and drove away, police said.

Armed Robbery: Hickory Avenue, 3700 block, 10:50 a.m. Dec. 19.  An employee at Payless Shoe Store was walking to deposit money when two robbers approached her. One of the robbers told the employee he had a handgun and told her to hand over the bag. The employee complied and the suspects ran off, police said.

Charles Village

Attempted Burglary: North Calvert Street, 2800 block, midnight Dec. 20. Someone kicked the door in an attempt to get into the house, police said.


Burglary: East 30th Street, 300 block, between 11:30 a.m. and 4:14 p.m. Dec. 19. A burglar entered the home through a possibly unlocked rear door and stole various items, including an Apple laptop, a 26-inch Toshiba television and a Canon digital camera, police said.

slangwhang December 27, 2011 at 08:59 PM
There is no safe neighborhood. Criminals will take the opportunity to rob and steal from whoever they can find. These things happen in Guilford as well as Homeland and all other neighborhoods. Until the Drug Problem in Baltimore City is addressed as a real issue, nothing else will ever amount to a significant reduction in crime.
Anon December 28, 2011 at 08:01 PM
1) What was a Payless Shoes employee doing walking with a bag of money out in the open? I am not aware of any banks in the immediate vicinity fo the 3700 block of Hickory - which means most likely she was transporting the deposit on foot, from the store to a bank on 36th Street, via Hickory Avenue. That is very careless and probably not in compliance with company policy. 2) I feel very safe in Hampden; however I rarely have nearly $250 cash on my person, mostly just because its inconvenient to carry that much cash. I assume most other folks dont carry large sums of money on them at one time, either. So the likelyhood that of all people they choose to rob, they choose the guy carrying a lot of cash, seems unlikely. I would bet this was a targeted offense. There is obviously a level of presumption in my analysis, but that's just how I see it...


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