Local businesses robbed in four separate incidents

Robbery
Esther Pl., 3300 block, July 20, 1:36 a.m. The victim stated that the suspect, a man, approached with a baseball bat and stated, “Give me twenty dollars.” The victim said no and kept walking; the suspect followed him to his friend’s car, hit the victim in the nose with the bat, and damaged the car. The suspect then fled in a dark sedan.
Fleet St., 1000 block, July 20, 2:28 p.m. The victim stated that the suspect approached the checkout holding a green bottle of children’s bubbles and stated, “Give me the money from the register or I kill you and everyone in the store,” while reaching at his left side as if armed. The victim gave the suspect the money from the drawer, fearing he had a gun, though the gun was never seen. The suspect took the cash and left the store.
E. Lombard St., 3800 block, July 21, 11:20 a.m. The victim said that he had bought groceries and was walking when a suspect approached, produced a knife, and told him, “Kick it out.” The victim replied that he had nothing, but the suspect asked, “Where’s your phone?” and reached into the victim’s pocket and took his phone.
Foster Ave., 2800 block, July 21, 9:15 p.m. The victim said that the suspect approached the register and produced a plastic bag and said, “Let we look here.” He then produced a black revolver from his waste and said, “Don’t [expletive] around; give me everything.” The victim gave the suspect everything from the drawer. The suspect wanted the money from the other registers; the victim told him they were closed. The suspect fled.
E. Fairmount Ave., 3400 block, July 21, 10:30 p.m. The victim stated that he was walking home when the suspects pushed him into a car and demanded he hand over whatever he had in his pockets. The victim asked them not to hit him as they went through his pockets. The suspects took his property and fled.
E. Fayette St., 3200 block, July 22, 7:30 a.m. The victim reported that she was walking with her 2-year-old daughter in the grocery store parking lot when she was approached by the male suspect and a female. They asked her if the store was closed, and she said yes. The victim was opening her car door when the man approached her from behind and held a knife to her side. He forced her and her daughter inside the car and demanded her property, which she gave him. He then demanded something else, but the report ends at this point. The suspect was arrested.
S. Broadway, 700 block, July 23, 12:27 a.m. The victim stated that the suspect entered the shop and yelled “Give me alcohol.” The victim told the suspect that he didn’t sell alcohol, so the suspect yelled his demand again and was asked to leave. The suspect attempted to go behind the counter, implying he had a gun. The victim, in fear, hit the suspect in the head, causing a laceration. The victim and a customer then pushed the suspect out of the store. He was later arrested by patrol.
E. Baltimore St., 900 block, July 25, 1:57 a.m. The victim, looking to purchase drugs, met with the suspect, who wanted money up front. When the victim declined to give money up front and voiced his desire to go with the suspect to purchase drugs, the suspect got frustrated with the victim and hit him twice in the face. At this point, the victim was sitting in his walker, as he is disabled. The victim handed over $7 to stop the assault. He sustained a swollen lip; the suspect was arrested.
Eastern Ave., 2100 block, July 26, 7:25 a.m. The victim was approached by the suspect, who asked if he could have money to buy a bus pass. The victim said that she had no money. While she told him this, her cellphone was in her hand. The suspect then stated, “I robbed [expletive] like you; I’m take your phone.” The victim told him that he was not taking her phone; he tried to take it and couldn’t get it from her. Police were called and the suspect was arrested.
Boston St., 2700 block, July 26, 8:40 p.m. A suspect entered the store and displayed a long black revolver. He pointed it at an employee and demanded the money in the register. The employee gave the suspect all the money, including coins. The suspect left the store and walked westbound on Boston St. A description of the suspect was given out, and an area canvass was conducted, during which the suspect was located by an officer. The money and the gun were recovered; the suspect was arrested.

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