Baltimore Metro Crime: Week Ending Jan. 4.
Check out a roundup of crime stories from around the region.
A 15-year-old boy shot during a robbery was treated and released from an area hospital. Read the full story on Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch.
In a move of epic Grinch-y proportions, a thief tricked a prep cook into handing over a case of jumbo lump crab meat on Christmas Eve at an area diner. Read more about crime on North Baltimore Patch.
A man was assaulted and robbed as he walked along a road. One robber punched the victim while the other stole his belongings. Read more about crime on Towson Patch.
A Bank of America branch was robbed by a man who passed a teller a note demanding money and stating that he was armed. Read the full story on Parkville-Overlea Patch.
A "tennis ball bomb" was left near a mailbox in a neighborhood. No one was injured when it exploded. Read the full story on Perry Hall Patch.
A woman was carjacked by her ex-boyfriend while her child was in the car. The man displayed a knife and refused to allow the child out of the car before driving off. Read the full story on Dundalk Patch.