March 13: Cambridge Street homes burglarized one after the other

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S. Conkling St., 100 block, March 10, 12:15 p.m. A woman reported that while she was appraising a home and standing in the block, the suspect approached on a bicycle and tried to take the iPhone from her hand. He pushed her to the ground and took it before fleeing. A teenager was later arrested.

N. Castle St., 200 block, March 11, 2:45 p.m. A woman reported that a man walked up to her steps and stated “What you got?” He grabbed her pants and poked a handgun in her side, and then he took her property and walked away.

Granby St., 1100 block, March 12, 5:30 p.m. A man reported that after he got off work, he was walking the block when a male suspect came up from behind and stated “What do you have in your pocket?” The victim yelled “Hey” and ran, but a second man tackled him. The first suspect then took his property.

Bethel Ct., 200 block, March 14, 9:15 a.m. A woman reported that the male suspect had previously stolen money from her, so she took it from his pocket while he was showering. The suspect then became angry and punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground. He then allegedly choked her with a cord and took her money. A warrant was issued.

Fait Ave., 2400 block, March 16, 11:25 p.m. A woman said that while she was walking home, the male suspect approached her from behind, placed an unknown object to her back, and demanded her money. He took her purse and fled. The teenaged suspect was arrested on a warrant.



N. Linwood Ave., 200 block, March 11, 8 a.m. An unknown suspect opened an unsecured rear window and took a 42-inch flatscreen TV.

N. Streeper St., 400 block, March 11, 12 p.m. An unknown suspect broke the front door and front window to get inside the house, and then stole a Playstation system, games, and an XBox system. A TV was also broken.

S. Broadway, 300 block, March 12, 1:15 p.m. A suspect pried open the side door to the church and took a bag containing about $30 and a jar containing $10 in change.

Erdman Ave., 5900 block, March 12, 3:40 p.m. At a commercial storage unit, a suspect ripped open the gate to access the container in the yard. The suspect pried open the door to a storage container and stole a blower, mower, tool bag, screw gun, charger, and battery set.

Eastern Ave., 3600 block, March 13, 5:24 a.m. An owner of a business received a call advising her that her front door was broken. Upon investigating, she found the cash register missing. Video surveillance in the store showed a bearded man inside; a suspect was later arrested.

Cambridge St., 2300 block, March 13, 7:30 a.m. A suspect forced open the rear door of the property and stole a watch, jewelry, checkbook, DVDs and a laptop from the third floor bedroom. Two laptops were taken from the kitchen and living room. The house was ransacked. A neighbor observed a skinny white male knocking on doors about Avon; another neighbor observed a Hispanic male knocking on all the doors in the neighborhood. The male was in his 20s, olive-skinned, wearing a gray hoodie and carrying a green backpack.

Cambridge St., 2300 block, March 13, 8 a.m. An unknown suspect entered the rear yard and climbed in through the second-floor bathroom window. Once inside the suspect stole a laptop charger, $10,000 in jewelry, personal papers, a passport, and laptop, as well as other property. Workers at a neighboring law firm observed a Hispanic male knocking on doors in the area.

Orleans St., 2700 block, March 14, 1:30 p.m. An unknown suspect broke a rear, second-story bathroom window to gain entry, and then stole an XBox system and a laptop.

Plantview Way, 6600 block, March 14, 4 p.m. While the reporting person was incarcerated following a search and seizure at her house, someone climbed in through an unsecured window and stole a Playstation 3, controllers and games.

McElderry St., 3300 block, March 15, 6:50 p.m. The homeowner reported her XBox stolen from a guest room. There were no signs of forced entry; an officer theorized that someone entered through an unsecured front door.

N. Port St., 200 block, March 15, 1 p.m. A man reported that someone broke the glass and lock to the front door to gain entry. No property was stolen, but a box of CDs had been moved.

N. Glover St., 100 block, March 16, 12:25 p.m. The owner had last secured the vacant property in January. On March 16, he observed two suspects inside and a floor nailer and DeWalt saw missing. The suspects were detained and were arrested upon police arrival. The missing property was not recovered.

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