Annapolis Crime Roundup: Week of Oct. 1

Here's a look at all the crime stories that made headlines in Annapolis this week.

Police Release Photos of Credit Card Fraud Suspect

Anne Arundel County Police are looking for a man who allegedly used stolen credit cards to purchase a flat-screen television at the Annapolis Target on Sept. 27. The cards were reported stolen from a locker at the LA Fitness on Brandermill Boulevard in Gambrills. 

3 Annapolis Men Caught in Prostitution Sting

Three Annapolis men were charged with soliciting prostitution from plain-clothed police officers on West Street near Monticello Avenue Wednesday night. Gregorio Garcia Cruz, 32, Abel Franco, 21, and Miguel Hernandez Cruz, 23, all of Annapolis, were each charged with one count of prostitution general.

Annapolis Home Burglarized While Residents Were Inside

An Annapolis couple was home when someone broke into their house on Tuesday evening, according to Annapolis police. The couple was in their bedroom on the second floor when they heard footsteps coming from downstairs around 11 p.m. Police said a Canon camera, two Canon lenses, a white and gray Coach purse and a brown tri-fold wallet were taken from the couple's coffee table. 

Liquor Stolen from Eastport Yacht Club

Someone broke into the Eastport Yacht Club and stole five 1-liter bottles of alcohol worth $150 on Sept. 24, according to Annapolis Police. An unidentified man reportedly entered the bar area—when it was closed—and took a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red, Johnnie Walker Black, Beefeater Vodka and Conquistador Tequila from a cabinet behind the bar. 

Police Release Photos of Rite Aid Robbery Suspect

Anne Arundel County Police are searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy located at 2027 West St. in Annapolis on Saturday morning. Police reported that a man approached the check out counter, handed the employee some money and asked the clerk for change. When the clerk opened the register, the man pulled a black handgun out of his waistband and demanded all the money in the register.

Homes Under Renovation See Recent Rise in Theft

Police are investigating whether there is a connection between a string of burglaries at homes being renovated in Annapolis. Someone stole three racks of designer clothing and a men's mountain bike from a home under renovation on Chester Avenue. And a Maryland Avenue homeowner had four new flat-screen televisions and two new wall mounts stolen during their home renovation.

Someone stole two flatscreens, two laptops, a Sony PlayStation 3, silver cufflinks and an orange flip phone from a home in the 700 block of Bay Ridge Avenue sometime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, according to Annapolis police.

Two Men Rob Annapolis Cab Driver at Knifepoint

An Annapolis cab driver was robbed at knifepoint by two men he picked up for a fare around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to Anne Arundel County police. The men asked the the driver to take them to the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Branch Library. The cab driver told police that once he parked, one man pulled out a knife and demanded money.

Woman Catches Man Stealing TV From House

A woman threatened to throw a knife at a burglar she caught trying to steal a television from her family's Severn Island Court house on Saturday, according to Annapolis police. The woman told police she grabbed the knife from the kitchen after she caught him on the deck with a 50-inch television from the living room. The suspect dropped the TV and fled into the woods behind the house.

Woman Hits Clerk With Vodka Bottle Over Change Dispute

A woman hit a clerk at Capital Liquors in the head with a bottle of Rikaloff vodka and stole his cellphone in a dispute over whether he gave her the correct change, according to the Annapolis Police Department.


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