Armored truck robbery: An armored truck guard was treated for minor injuries yesterday after he was robbed while making a delivery to a Takoma Park bank, Takoma Park police said.

Two men approached the guard with a weapon about 10:45 a.m. in the 6900 block of Carroll Avenue, police said. Police did not identify the bank, but several people who work nearby said the truck was parked outside a SunTrust bank.

Police said the men took the guard's gun and other property, fled through an alley and parking lot to Westmoreland Avenue and then drove away in a black BMW sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call Takoma Park police at 301-270-1100.

Review sought: Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that freed one of two defendants in a carjacking and killing two years ago in Annapolis.

The state Court of Appeals in May ordered that Leeander J. Blake be released because state law requires prosecutors who appeal pretrial rulings to drop charges if they lose. Prosecutors in Blake's case had appealed a pretrial ruling that excluded statements that he allegedly made to police.

Blake and an associate were charged in the slaying of Straughan Lee Griffin, 51, outside Griffin's home in the historic district. In the statement, Blake allegedly admitted being present but named the associate, Terrence Tolbert, as the gunman. Tolbert's trial is scheduled for January.

False tax return: A federal judge in Baltimore sentenced a Laurel woman yesterday to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release for filing a false federal income tax return and scheming to defraud a bank, Maryland U.S. Attorney Thomas M. DiBiagio said.

Mari Ayn Sailer, 27, pleaded guilty in April. According to a statement of facts, Sailer filed six false claims for refunds of 2001 taxes. The false claims totaled $501,927, prosecutors said. Four of the people in whose names Sailer filed the returns were dead, prosecutors said.



* A 25-year-old man was shot and killed early yesterday in Northwest Washington, D.C. police said. The man, whose name was withheld pending the notification of his relatives, was found shot about 5:20 a.m. at Fifth and I streets NW, police said. The man was taken to Howard University Hospital, where he died. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 202-727-9099.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.