Highlandtown establishments robbed at gunpoint

Robbery
E. Baltimore St., 3400 block, March 26, 7:45 a.m. The victim said that the suspect entered the store and approached the counter while holding a black handgun. The suspect stated, “Give me all your money.” The victim replied, “I can’t.” The suspect then moved inside the counter, racked the slide on the gun, and repeated his demand. The victim then replied, again, “I can’t. “ The suspect stated, “I am not playing,” then exited via the front door. He was last seen going south on Highland Ave.
S. Broadway, 200 block, March 27, 4 a.m. The victim said that she had left the bar after drinking and was heading toward the convenience store when she was approached by a tall, skinny man who demanded her money. She said that she had none, and he struck her in the head, causing a cut. The suspect fled without getting money; the victim did not report the incident until several hours later.
Dundalk Ave., 800 block, March 27, 4 p.m. The victim reported that he got off the bus and was walking south on Dundalk Ave. when he was approached by a group of three teen males, all wearing masks. They asked him what school he attended; when he answered, they grabbed him, went through his pockets, took his property, and punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. They then fled.
N. Broadway, 100 block, March 27, 6:45 p.m. The victim said that while she was walking, two young male suspects approached, and she heard one of them say, “Yeah, go for it.” One of the suspects starting hitting her arm with a pair of pliers; the other grabbed her bag and fled with it. The victim was not hurt.
Eastern Ave., 1700 block, March 28, 4:35 p.m. Detectives responded to the location as back-up for an attempted robbery that had just occurred. A description was given and the juvenile suspects were located at Gough and Bond streets. The victim identified the suspects as the ones who had tried to rob her, and they were arrested. According to the victim, the suspects approached her while she was at the bus stop. One of them punched her and tried to steal her purse.
S. Highland Ave., 200 block, March 29, 3:55 p.m. The victim said that the suspect entered the location in a mask and approached the counter, pulled out a handgun, and demanded money. When unsatisfied with the victim’s speed in complying, the suspect racked the slide and ordered her to move faster. A customer entered and yelled at the suspect, who pointed the gun at her. She fled. The suspect took the money and fled the location.

Burglary
N. Janney St., 100 block, March 23, 11:45 a.m. The victim said that unknown persons gained entry via the unsecured rear door  and took property.
Gough St., 2100 block, March 24, 9:30 a.m. The victim returned home to find his property missing. There were no signs of forced entry; the victim believes that the suspect used the hidden key to enter.
N. Luzerne Ave., 200 block, March 25, 3 p.m. The victim stated that unknown persons forced open the rear door, took property and exited the same way.
E. Baltimore St., 3200 block, March 26, 7 a.m. The victim reported that someone entered via the unsecured rear window, gained entry, took property, and exited via the rear kitchen door.
Cornwall St., 300 block, March 28, 7:30 a.m. An unknown suspect broke out the basement window, entered, and took a laptop and digital camera.
N. Lakewood Ave., 600 block, March 27, 8 a.m. The reporting person came home to find that two apartments owned by his sister had been broken into. Tools were taken from one of the apartments, which was vacant.
N. Lakewood Ave., 500 block, March 27, 8 a.m. While the complainant was out, someone kicked in his bedroom door and took his video game system. There was no sign of force to any other room in the boarding house, which houses multiple tenants.
S. Ann St., 100 block, March 28, 6 p.m. The victim said that someone entered the location and took her property. It is unknown whether the victim had secured the front door, which was undamaged.
N. Ellwood Ave., 500 block, March 29, 10 p.m. The victim said that someone forced open the rear kitchen door, gained entry, ransacked a bedroom, took property, and exited.

Aggravated Assault
O’Donnell St., 2900 block, March 23, 1:30 a.m. A police officer was attempting to break up a fight on O’Donnell Square when a security guard from a bar came out and maced the officer in the face with chemical mace. The security guard was taken into custody, and the mace was submitted. The officer was incapacitated for a minute. The officer had not asked for any assistance from the crowd.
S. Conkling St., 400 block, March 23, 2:15 a.m. The victim had gotten into an argument with the suspect at the bar toward the end of the night. The suspect came up behind the victim and hit him in the arms and head multiple times with an aluminum baseball bat. The victim sustained two broken arms and was taken to the hospital. Officers observed the suspect attempting to ditch the bat near a parked car; numerous witnesses saw the incident. The suspect was arrested at the scene.
Pulaski Hwy., 3300 block, March 23, 4:40 p.m. The victim was in the block when he was hit in the head with a rock thrown from a group of five male juveniles. The suspects ran off after hitting the victim, who was not injured. An area canvass was negative.
N. Spring Ct., 200 block, March 24, 10:20 a.m. The victim stated that she asked her boyfriend to leave after he brought drugs into her house. He became angry and started to choke her, then took out a knife and put it to her throat. He fled in a car. A warrant was obtained.
E. Baltimore St., 800 block, March 25, 12 p.m. The victim’s boyfriend came to the location uninvited and the victim broke up with him. The suspect then threw an iron at the victim, which the victim deflected. The suspect choked the victim and proceeded to break large amounts of his property before fleeing. The victim did not wish to seek charges, so the reporting officer did.
Boston St., 2100 block, March 26, 2:15 a.m. The victim was at the restaurant with two friends when the suspects arrived and began being “disrespectful” to his female friend. The victim told them to stop and followed them outside, and which point a fight broke out. The victim and a suspect went to the ground fighting. The suspect then produced a silver handgun and pistol whipped the victim in the face. The victim sustained facial lacerations and was taken to the hospital. The suspects fled the scene.
E. Baltmore St., 1300 block, March 27, 12 p.m. Officers observed the suspect strike a pedestrian with her car. She was stopped, and police ascertained that the person she had struck was her ex-boyfriend and father of her child. He had reportedly punched her in the face with his fist while he was in her car, and ripped her shirt. Both parties were taken into custody.
S. Broadway, 200 block, March 27, 8:22 p.m. The victim, who works at the bar, advised the suspect that he would have to buy another beer if he wanted to continue sitting at the bar. The suspect yelled at the victim, and was told that he was going to have to leave. The victim turned away, at which point the suspect picked up his bar stool and threw it at her, hitting her in the head. The suspect was found during an area canvass and arrested.
Shipview Way, 6100 block, March 29, 5:26 a.m. The victim said that she and the suspect got into an argument, and when she told him he could leave, he got angry and assaulted her, punching her in the face. He then took a belt and put it around her throat, choking her. The victim grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the leg to escape. The suspect was arrested.
S. Highland Ave., 200 block, March 29, 3:55 p.m. The victim entered the bakery during an armed robbery and yelled at the suspect, who was in the midst of committing a crime. The suspect turned and pointed his gun at her, and she fled from the store.

Larceny from Auto
There were 20 incidents of larceny from auto in the Southeast District from March 23 through March 29. The incidents occurred at the following locations: Lloyd St., 100 block; Comet St., 1100 block; S. Broadway, 200 block; Bank St., 1300 block; Fleet St., 1000 block; S. Broadway, 500 block; S. Eden St., 200 block; S. Broadway, 600 block; Lancaster St., 1400 block; Binney St., 1000 block; N. Kenwood Ave., 500 block; N. Ellwood Ave., 500 block, twice; N. Potomac St., 100 block; E. Lombard St., 2900 block; E. Lombard St., 3700 block; E. Baltimore St., 3600 block; S. East Ave., 500 block; Bank St., 6300 block; O’Donnell St., 5600 block.

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