Canton neighborhood hit hard in recent spate of home burglaries

Robbery

S. Haven St., 100 block, June 30, 1:52 a.m. A man said that he left the bar and was walking home when he was struck in the head from behind with a beer bottle. He fell to the ground, and the suspects continued to assault him and took his property. A witness from the bar saw the assault; the suspects fled. One of the three male suspects was arrested.

E. Fayette St., 1300 block, June 30, 8:25 p.m. The victim said that the male suspect entered the store, approached the counter and asked for cigarettes. While the victim was turned around getting the cigarettes, the suspect pulled out a rusty revolver and pointed it at him. The suspect demanded that the victim empty the register, but the victim replied that a manager was needed to do so. The suspect took the cigarettes and fled.

S. Highland Ave., 300 block, July 1, 1:45 p.m. The victim was stocking the shelves when the male suspect grabbed her by the hand and pulled her behind the counter, demanding money. He pulled out a silver handgun, and the victim opened the store register and the lottery register. The suspect took money from both and fled.

E. Lombard St., 1400 block, July 1, 4:45 p.m. A woman said that she was walking to her car when she noticed the three male suspects following her. The first suspect, a teenager, asked how old she was and said he wanted to be her boyfriend. She said she was married. As she tried to get into her car, the suspect asked her for a hug, and when she refused, he placed her in a bear hug and took her phone from her hand. The suspects fled.

Eastern Ave., 2000 block, July 1, 8:30 p.m. A young teen told police that he was at the bus stop at Eastern and Washington when two men approached. One of the suspects put him in a choke hold while the other went through his pockets and took his cell phone. The victim fought back, and the suspect that took his phone stabbed him in the stomach. The suspects fled; the victim rode the bus to Calhoun St., where he was met by a medic and taken to the hospital.

S. Eaton St., 300 block, July 4, 4:29 p.m. A woman told police that while she was walking, a man ran up behind her, shoved her to the ground, reached into her pocket and took her phone.

Burglary

S. Mason Ct., 300 block, June 30, 5 a.m. A man told police that he came home to find that a suspect had kicked in his front door, pushed out his second floor air conditioning unit, and taken property.

Bethel Ct., 200 block, July 1, 1 a.m. A man told police that he came home to find that someone had removed the air conditioning unit from the front window and taken two television sets before fleeing.

S. Bradford St., 500 block, July 1, 7 a.m. A man told police that he came home to find his front window pried open and various electronics stolen.

S. Decker Ave., 800 block, July 1, 8 a.m. A woman told police that she came home to find her rear kitchen door kicked in and various pieces of jewelry taken.

S. Linwood Ave., 700 block, July 1, 12 p.m. A woman told police that that she came home to find her air conditioning unit pushed to the floor in her basement and jewelry taken.

S. Kenwood Ave., 900 block, July 2, 12:12 a.m. A woman said that someone had entered through an unlocked basement door and stolen a silver Macbook and an iPhone. A resident of the 2700 block of Dillon St. found the computer on the side steps of his house.

S. Broadway, 700 block, July 2, 12:30 a.m. A woman told police that she woke up to find that someone had gained entry through the front door and taken electronics and credit cards.

Dillon St., 2700 block, July 2, 12:43 a.m. A woman said that she heard noises in her backyard and saw an unknown man using her air conditioner to try to jump over the wall in the back yard. Investigation revealed that he had cut the screen to the rear window in an unsuccessful attempt to gain entry.

S. Clinton St., 400 block, July 2, 9:50 p.m. A man heard a disturbance downstairs from his dogs. He went down and found the front door unlocked. The theory is that someone reached up through the mail slot to unlock the door and then fled.

S. Potomac St., 100 block, July 3, 8:45 a.m. A suspect gained entry via the rear window and took a large television.

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