iPhone and cell phone robberies continue in Southeast neighborhoods

Robbery
Eastern Ave., 6500 block, Oct. 28, 10:30 p.m. The victim was walking in the block when he was approached by three male juveniles who saw him using his iPhone. One of them asked him what kind of phone it was, and he told them it was an iPhone. The suspects demanded the phone, and the victim refused. They punched him about the head and face numerous times, and took the phone. Police located the suspects at a bus stop; they were arrested.
Eastern Ave., 6500 block, Oct. 29, 3:49 p.m. The victim said that he was walking when he was assaulted by a male juvenile and robbed of his iPhone 5S. The suspect was later located by police and identified by the victim. The phone was not recovered. The suspect said that he dropped it while running, and it was picked up by an unknown juvenile.
N. East Ave., unit block, Oct. 29, 4:10 p.m. The victim said that he was sitting on his front steps when the suspect approached, displayed a knife, demanded money, and placed the knife to the victim’s back. The suspect took the victim’s wallet, removed $60, and handed the wallet back. The suspect walked away eastbound on Baltimore St. The victim was not harmed.
Aisquith St., unit block, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. A woman told police that she was walking and looking at her cell phone when she was knocked to the ground and her cell phone was taken. She was not injured and continued to the rescue mission, where she saw the man who took her phone. When the victim saw him, the suspect ran inside and changed clothes. He was identified inside the mission and arrested. The cell phone was not recovered.
S. Broadway, 400 block, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. A man said that he was walking and talking on his phone when a male suspect grabbed him from behind, wrapped his arms around the victim’s upper torso, and demanded the phone. The victim handed over his phone: the suspect fled south through the vacant lot in the 400 block of S. Broadway and onto Regester St.
E. Fairmount Ave., 3200 block, Oct. 31, 9:50 a.m. The victim said that she was walking when the suspect grabbed her, pulled her into the alley, and hit her in the face. The suspect requested her purse; she held on to it, and he became enraged. He started punching her in the face and body and started to rip out her earring. She told him she had no cash. He told her to leave; he kept her property.
Bank St., 1600 block, Nov. 1, 1:22 a.m. The victim said that while he was in the block, several unknown males approached and began assaulting him, punching him in the face and head until he lost consciousness. They took his property while he was unconscious.
N. Washington St., 100 block, Nov. 1, 6:55 p.m. A man told police he was riding his bicycle near the basketball courts. The suspect did not look at him as he approached, but as he got closer the suspect hit him in the face, knocking him from his bike. The man started to get up; the suspect said, “Don’t think about it,” and fled north on the bike.
E. Baltimore St., 1900 block, Nov. 1, 9:17 p.m. A man said that he was walking when he was approached by three male juveniles who grabbed him by the arm and demanded his cell phone. The tried to go into his pocket, but he fled. He was not harmed and his property was not taken.
Claremont Ave., 3500 block, Nov. 2, 7:38 p.m. The victim said that two armed and masked men entered and announced a robbery. One of the suspects pointed a shotgun at her head and told her not to move or speak; the other acted as a lookout. The first suspect took the money from the register; both of them then fled.
S. Eden St., 300 block, Nov. 2, 8:50 p.m. A man told police that he was walking the block when a suspect approached from behind, brandished a handgun, and demanded his property. The victim kept walking, and the suspect repeated his demand. The victim pulled out a flashlight and pointed it at the suspect, who then backed off. A second suspect then said, “Hurry up and shoot him, man.” The victim then pointed the flashlight at the other suspects, and the report ends here.

Burglary
Folcroft St., 400 block, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. The reporting person said that someone forced open the front door, breaking the frame, and took a TV and two leather jackets. The victim believes that the burglary was committed by her former tenant.
Jefferson St., 2800 block, Oct. 28, 2:50 p.m. A man said that while checking the house, he noticed that someone had attempted to remove a board covering a window, and that a window was open. No entry was made.
McElderry St., 2500 block, Oct. 29, 1:10 p.m. A woman said that she left the location unlocked, but the front door was locked when she returned. Rooms were ransacked; nothing was immediately reported missing.
S. Broadway, unit block, Oct. 29, 3:13 p.m. Officers responded to a burglary in progress and found the suspects—who were then arrested—inside.
N. Kenwood Ave., 100 block, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. A man came home to find his back door kicked in, his house ransacked, and his TV and $30 missing.
Dillon St., 3100 block, Oct. 30, 8:45 a.m. The victim said that around midnight on Oct. 31, she realized someone had kicked in her back door. Once inside, the suspect(s) removed jewelry and cash.
S. Dallas Ct., 200 block, Oct. 30, 10 p.m. Two officers were investigating a discharging call when they saw the suspect fleeing from them. He ran into a residence. One officer covered the front; the other covered the rear. The suspect jumped from the second story window into the grass, where he was apprehended. Investigation revealed that the suspect did not know the owner of the residence and did not have permission to enter.
S. Oldham St., 200 block, Oct. 31, 2 p.m. A man told police that he left his home secured and returned to find that a padlock latch had been damaged by an unknown pry tool in an attempt to gain entry.
N. Decker Ave., unit block, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. The suspect was on vacation, but told the police from a cat sitter’s account that suspect(s) had cut the rear kitchen screen to gain entry, ransacked the house, and took a couple computers, a camera, lenses, and video game system. The suspect(s) left through the rear door, which was left open.
N. Highland Ave., 600 block, Nov. 1, 5:30 a.m. Someone entered the upstairs apartment by removing the window from the frame and took video game consoles, games, and $200.
Fait Ave., 2700 block, Nov. 2, 5:45 p.m. A witness called police after seeing the suspect enter the dwelling via the rear window. An officer entered the rear yard and was seen by the suspect, who fled. An area canvass was negative. No property was taken, but things were moved.
S. Potomac St., 500 block, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. The victim came home and found his rear gate open and the screen to his rear kitchen window removed. It is believed that no entry was made.
McElderry St., 2500 block, Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m. Someone used a rock to break the rear window and screen in an attempt to gain entry, which was not made. The reporting person was at home at the time of the incident, and it’s believed that her presence scared off the burglar.

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