Improvised, nunchuck-like weapon used in cigarette dispute

Robbery
Leverton Ave., 3400 block, April 7, 7 a.m. The victim said he was walking on S. Conkling St. when his $50 bill fell out of his hand. He picked it up when a suspect approached and also tried to pick it up, touching off a struggle that continued until the victim acted as if he was calling 911 and the suspect ran off.
E. Pratt St., 1400 block, April 9, 12:30 p.m. A woman was walking with an infant when the suspect approached from behind, demanded her phone, and pointed a gun at her. The victim refused. The male suspect then hit her in the face with the gun, and she fell to the ground. Two other male suspects stood behind her. They took her cell phone and fled. The victim was taken to the hospital.
E. Fayette St., 2900 block, April 10, 3:50 p.m. Two men said they were driving in the block when a man drove his bike into the side of their car and jumped off. One of the victims got out of the car and found himself surrounded by a large crowd. The suspect said something like “What you got for me?” The victim responded, “I ain’t got s–t.” The suspect then stated, “You have something–cash or something.” The suspect took the victim’s cell phone when he saw that he had no money.
S. Durham St., 200 block, April 11, 10:26 p.m. The victim said that while he was walking, two males in their late teens approached. One said, “I want your money in your pockets.” The victim said he observed that the suspects had no weapons, so he ran. The suspects stopped him by throwing a branch at him, which struck him in the neck. They grabbed the victim, but he got away and called police.

Burglary
N. Montford Ave., 500 block, April 7, 3 a.m. The owner of the business reported that someone had entered an adjacent vacant dwelling and kicked in the wall to the business. Once inside, the suspect removed various cigarettes and about $25 in change and fled.
N. Ellwood Ave., 200 block, April 8, 5 a.m. The victim returned home to discover the rear kitchen door forced open and and about $700 in change and an unknown amount of jewelry missing.
N. Bradford St., unit block, April 8, 10 a.m. The victim said that someone broke in through a rear kitchen window and took a game system, laptop and iPad before fleeing.
N. Ellwood Ave., 200 block, April 8, 12:30 p.m. The victim was awakened by a noise and saw a man open her bedroom door and then quickly shut it. The man ran down the stairs. The victim went to investigate and found that unknown person(s) had entered through a rear living room window and taken two TVs and a Samsung tablet before fleeing.
E. Baltimore St., 2500 block, April 8, 11:30 p.m. The victim said that someone came inside through a rear, second-floor window while the victims were home and asleep. The suspect took electronics, cash and keys before fleeing.
N. Collington Ave., 100 block, April 10, 11:45 p.m. An unknown suspect entered the house through an unsecured second-story window and took a bicycle, iPad and $60.
Eastbrook Ave., 6900 block, April 12, 11 a.m. A victim said that someone forced open the rear door and gained entry.

Aggravated Assault
E. Lombard St., 3600 block, April 6, 10:30 p.m. Officers responded and found the victim, who said he had been maced, on the ground and pouring water on his face. Investigation revealed that a suspect had bumped into the victim while walking. It turned into a dispute, and the victim spit on the suspect, who then chased and maced the victim. An officer found the suspect and arrested him.
S. Broadway, 100 block, April 8, 4:30 p.m. Officers responded to a call for aggravated assault and found the victim with a cut to the front of his head. He said that he had gotten into a dispute with another man over cigarettes. The suspect hit the victim with a wooden stick–possibly a chair-leg–that had been tied to a rope. The strike caused the victim’s laceration, and he was taken to the hospital. The incident had been reported about an hour after it occurred. An area canvass was negative.
Mt. Pleasant Ave., 3500 block, April 12, 9 a.m. The victim reported that he was trying to buy “boy,” a street term for heroin. He picked up the suspect in Highlandtown and stopped at the 3500 block of Mt. Pleasant to make the transaction. The victim paid $20 for a gelcap he believed was fake, and he wanted his money back. The suspect pulled out a knife and thrust it at him, cutting his face, and then fled from the car.

Larceny from Auto
The following instances of larceny from auto were reported in the Southeast District from April 6 through April 12. In most cases, date and time indicated are when the larceny was reported:

E. Pratt St., 1000 block, April 7, 9:20 a.m.
Fallsway, 300 block, April 9, 5:30 a.m.
Watson St., 1100 block, April 11, 4:45 p.m.
Lloyd St., 200 block, April 11, 7 p.m.
Van Lill St., 700 block, April 12, 11:30 a.m.
S. Streeper St., 1000 block, April 10, 5 p.m.
E. Fayette St, 2400 block, April 12, 11:55 a.m.
McElderry St., 2300 block, April 12, 11:30 p.m.
N. Streeper St., unit block, April 11, 5:15 p.m.
N. Milton Ave., 100 block, April 12, 1:05 p.m.
N. Clinton St, 100 block, April 8, 7:40 a.m.
Noble St., 3200 block, April 9, 2 p.m.
N. Curley St., 200 block, April 11, 9:55 a.m.
N. Robinson St., 500 block, April 12, 8:55 a.m.
Eastern Ave., 37700 block, April 8, 9:30 p.m.
S. Robinson St., 400 block, April 9, 1 p.m.
Eastern Ave., 3800 block, April 10, 8:40 p.m.
Foster Ave., 3900 block, April 6, 8 p.m.
O’Donnell St., 5500 block, April 12, 8:30 a.m.
Riverview Ave., 6500 block, April 12, 8:30 a.m.

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