Ritchie Hwy., 4900 block, 6:01 p.m. Dec. 5. A man pretended that he wanted to check into a motel, then walked behind the front counter and displayed a large knife to a clerk. He fled on foot with cash.
Church St., 700 block, 12:20 p.m. Dec. 8. A man wearing a mask robbed a liquor store of cash at gunpoint. He fled on foot on Sixth Street.
Langley Rd., 900 block, 10:03 p.m. Dec. 8. The driver of a green sedan followed a vehicle driven by a pizza deliveryman. After a delivery was finished, a gunman got out of the sedan and robbed the deliveryman of a wallet.
Corridor Market Pl., 3300 block, 8:02 p.m. Dec. 8. During a struggle with a security guard in a grocery store, a suspected shoplifter grabbed the guard’s handgun and fired several shots. He fled on foot with the gun. No injuries were reported.
Laurel Fort Meade Rd., 3400 block, 7:35 p.m. Dec. 8. Two males robbed a male pedestrian at gunpoint behind a business. They took cash. A Laurel man, 23, was arrested and charged with robbery, first-degree assault and theft.
Oak Manor Dr., 200 block, 8:42 p.m. Dec. 7. The driver of a white truck stopped in the roadway, and two males got out and demanded cash from a male pedestrian at gunpoint. The gunman hit the pedestrian in the jaw with the gun. When the pedestrian said he didn’t have any money, they fled in the truck. The pedestrian reportedly refused medical treatment.
Still Meadows Dr. near Stewarton Ct., 11:22 p.m. Dec. 5. Two people from Virginia went to Still Meadows Drive and Hawk Court to buy a cellphone they saw advertised on Facebook. They were met by four males, one of whom robbed one of the buyers of cash and a cellphone. One of the four also implied he had a weapon in his waistband. They fled on foot.
Tyler Ave., 1400 block, Dec. 8. A stolen handgun was recovered after someone reported that three men near a gold vehicle were trying to sell a gun. The gun had been stolen from North Carolina in November. Three North Carolina men, 20, 30 and 31, were arrested and charged with multiple weapon offenses.
Chester Ave., 800 block, 3:30 a.m. Nov. 26 to 12:01 a.m. Dec. 5. An attempt was made to pry open a sliding glass door at a residence, which was not entered.
Chester Ave., 1-99 block, 3 to 4 p.m. Dec. 6. Two packages were stolen from the front doorstep of a home.
Melrob Ct., 1-99 block, 6 p.m. Dec. 4 to 6:15 a.m. Dec. 5. Power tools and hand tools were stolen from a pickup truck entered by breaking a window.
Spa Rd., 1100 block, 7:15 p.m. Dec. 4 to 7:50 a.m. Dec. 5. Five computers were stolen from a business entered by forcing open a front door.
Windwhisper Lane, 1-99 block, 9 p.m. Dec. 9 to 9 a.m. Dec. 10. A front porch light was removed and the front door was forced open at a residence. Nothing was reported stolen.
Junction Dr., 9000 block, November 2012 to November 2013. A theft of about 3,000 feet of copper from a vacant warehouse was reported. There was no sign of forced entry.
Blue Point Ct., 6000 block, 3:35 p.m. Dec. 10 to 8:34 a.m. Dec. 11. Three TVs were stolen from a house. There was no sign of forced entry.
Faulkner Ridge Cir., 10400 block, 11:37 p.m. Dec. 7. A male entered the fenced yard of a home and grabbed a resident’s purse. The resident refused to let go, and the male fled.
Majors Lane, 6000 block, 3:15 a.m. Dec. 7. A gunman entered an acquaintance’s car and robbed the acquaintance and another passenger of a GPS device, cellphones, cash and car keys. The gunman was accompanied by another person.
Minstrel Way, 7100 block, 2:42 a.m. Dec. 6. A male wearing a mask smashed a front glass door at a restaurant and took a first-aid kit.
Stevens Forest Rd., 5600 block, 11:09 p.m. Dec. 8. An intoxicated man entered an occupied apartment, left and fell asleep under a staircase in the apartment complex. A Columbia man, 23, was arrested and charged with burglary and trespassing.
Tamar Dr., 9 p.m. Dec. 7 to 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8. Electronics, jewelry and alcohol were stolen from an apartment entered by prying open a back door.
Woodpark Lane, 7600 block, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 11. A residence was entered through an unlocked door. Nothing was reported taken.
Murray Hill Rd., 7500 block, 3:22 p.m. Dec. 7. A 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle was stolen.
Dorsey Rd., 8100 block, 5 p.m. Dec. 7 to 8 a.m. Dec. 9. Three generators, a saw and valve fittings were stolen from a storage trailer entered by forcing open a rear door.
Old Columbia Rd., 10000 block, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 to 9 a.m. Dec. 10. Pry marks were found on the front door of a business, which was not entered.
Washington Blvd., 6600 block, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5. A trailer door was damaged. The trailer was not entered.
Paradise Ave., 5700 block, Dec. 3 to Dec. 10. A fishing rod and tools were stolen from a garage entered through a window.
Washington Blvd., 6300 block, 11 p.m. Dec. 10 to 4:40 a.m. Dec. 11. Copper piping was stolen from a shop entered by prying open basement doors.
Route 40, 8500 block, 2:40 p.m. Dec. 11. Four people harassed and threatened a bicyclist at a gas station. One shoved him off the bike and took it.
Baltimore National Pike, 9200 block, 1:38 a.m. Dec. 10. A front glass door was smashed at a sandwich shop, triggering an alarm. Nothing was reported taken.
Frederick Rd., 9100 block, 2 p.m. Dec. 7 to 8:30 a.m. Dec. 9. A rear window screen was cut at a veterinary hospital, which was not entered.
St. Johns Lane, 3300 block, 6 p.m. Dec. 6 to 8:30 a.m. Dec. 7. A business was entered by picking a front door lock. Nothing was reported taken.
Town and Country Blvd., 9000 block, 9 p.m. Dec. 8 to 6:30 a.m. Dec. 9. Two laptop computers were stolen from a ground-floor apartment, which might have been entered through a rear sliding door.
Clarksville Pike, 13400 block, 9:49 a.m. to 4:04 p.m. Dec. 11. A window next to a side door was broken. Nothing was reported stolen.
Washington Blvd., 8500 block, 8:13 p.m. Dec. 5. Four males and a female attempted to enter a hotel room by turning the handle of a door and shoving and kicking it. The occupant scared them away.
Hitching Post, 9100 block, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. A TV and a TV stand were stolen from a home. There was no sign of forced entry.
Tymat Ct., 9100 block, 7:35 a.m. Dec. 5. A silver 2003 Dodge Caravan was stolen.
Old Frederick Rd., 14800 block, 7:30 a.m. Dec. 2 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Three TVs, a computer and jewelry were stolen from a home entered by prying open a rear sliding door.