iPad stolen from home while woman checks on laundry downstairs

Robbery

Gusryan St., 300 block, May 5, 9:30 p.m. A woman reported that while at her house, she and a male friend argued over bringing other friends into the house. During the argument, he smacked her in the face, and she ran out to call the police. While she was on the phone, the suspect reportedly grabbed her by the hair and threw her to the ground, continued to assault her, and forcibly took her cell phone. He fled. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

N. Montford Ave., 200 block, May 6, 1:54 a.m. A man told police that while he was walking home from the store, a male suspect approached and asked what time it was, and then yelled to a nearby female suspect who also approached. The male demanded the victim’s money, and the two suspects went through the victim’s pockets. The victim was about to fight back, but the male suspect warned him off, implying that he was armed. The suspects fled.

S. Washington St., unit block, May 6, 8 p.m. A woman reported that a male suspect approached her and punched her in the face. She fell, and he took the phone that was in her hand and fled.

S. Eden St., 700 block, May 7, 8:50 a.m. A woman said that she was sitting on her school bus when a man came on and started talking to her. He then snatched the phone from her hand without force, and told her that if she followed, he would shoot her. He did not produce a weapon.

Kane St., 200 block, May 8, 12:26 p.m. A man said that he was attacked and robbed by seven men wearing local high school uniforms. He said that they approached and demanded his cell phone. He said that when he refused to hand it over, they attacked him, got him on the ground, and took it. An area canvass produced a group matching the description, but the victim told police that it was not them.

Burglary

N. Ann St., 100 block, May 8, 10 a.m. A woman plugged in her iPad to charge and went downstairs to do laundry. She heard noises upstairs, but assumed that it was her grandson; she yelled up at him to stop jumping. She went upstairs and found the iPad gone. The rear gate was open, and the screen from the kitchen window was removed.

Eastern Ave., 4600 block, May 6, 4:25 a.m. The bar owner returned to find his side door open and a drill and several tools missing from the basement area. A surveillance video showed two men known to him using a ladder to access the second floor window. One of the men stood below as a lookout; the other made entry.

Fagley St., 300 block, May 6, 9:10 a.m. A woman told police that she had been in her backyard watering plants and then went inside and upstairs briefly, forgetting to lock the rear gate. When she came downstairs, she observed a man in her living room. The suspect fled with her purse, which contained $3,000 cash.

N. Glover St., 400 block, May 6, 1:40 p.m. The victim’s neighbor called 911 when she observed two men entering her neighbors house via a basement window. The police responded; while in the basement they heard footsteps on the first floor. When the went upstairs, they observed two males running. One was caught and arrested; the other escaped.

Cleveland Ave., 6500 block, May 6, 2 p.m. When a worker came to check on the vacant property, he found that someone had kicked in the side door and stole copper piping from the walls and ceiling.

E. Fairmount Ave., 3500 block, May 6, 2:30 p.m. A woman came home to find that someone had removed a window screen to her front window and opened her basement window about three inches. No property was taken; no entry was made.

Gough St., 3700 block, May 7, 12:10 a.m. A man woke up when he heard noises coming from the first floor. He went downstairs and found that a TV and three laptops were missing from the first floor. An phone and wallet was missing from his bedroom. Investigation revealed that the suspect entered through the unlocked front door and took the property while the victim was asleep.

McElderry St., 3300 block, May 7, 8:10 a.m. A woman reported that someone popped out the screen to the side door of the house to gain entry. Stolen was a Wii and three TVs.

S. Wolfe St., 900 block, May 7, 10:30 a.m. A suspect entered the uncompleted apartment building and took four air handlers and four electric heaters.

N. Haven St., 100 block, May 8, 3:50 a.m. Officers responded to a call for a burglary in progress. The front garage door of the auto care center was found off its hinges and on top of a car in the garage, causing damage. A witness said that two men had backed a U-Haul truck into the garage and had gone inside. The truck was later found in another district; the ignition was popped. It was not reported stolen at the time the report was written. The men were seen getting into a white four-door Nissan.

N. Linwood Ave., 200 block, May 8, 7:40 a.m. An unknown suspect forced the rear kitchen window to gain entry. Once inside, the suspect stole an iPad and a laptop.

Orleans St., 2600 block, May 8, 7 p.m. A man told police that he got home to find the front window broken, and all of his property gone. The man, who was in the process of moving out, had boxed up his belongings and left them in his bedroom.

Landay Ave., 800 block, May 8, 7 p.m. Unknown suspect(s) pried open the bay door to the business and stole a chop saw and a jackhammer.

Aliceanna St., 1400 block, May 8, 6:51 p.m. The reporting person said that she went into the rear storage room of the business and saw a middle-aged man rummaging through the freezer. When he saw her, he fled out the rear. She chased him and saw him get into a white, four-door vehicle. He had stolen her purse. Security cameras of a nearby business revealed that the suspect had entered via the loading docks, giving him access to several businesses. He tried several doors until he found one that was unlocked.

N. Potomac St., 100 block, May 9, 8:23 a.m. The victim was home when an unknown man forced open her bedroom door He said a few words to her in English, which she didn’t understand. He closed the door and fled. $150 and a mountain bike was stolen. The suspect had forced his way in via the rear door.

N. Decker Ave., 100 block, May 9, 12 p.m. An unknown suspect forced the rear door and took a video game system and a laptop.

S. Conkling St., 1200 block, May 10, 5:30 p.m. An unknown male entered the unsecured construction office and took a laptop. Security cameras revealed that he had left in a four-door Nissan. The tag came up stolen.

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