Mob of 13 youths chase woman, snatch purse at Bank and Eden streets

S. Highland Ave., 400 block, March 31, 1:05 a.m. A woman said she was walking when she heard footsteps behind her. The male suspect then took her pack and shoved her to the ground. He fled.
Thames St., 1600 block, March 31, 2:21 a.m. A cab driver said he picked up two men on Thames St. He reported that before he went half a block, one of them pulled out a gun and asked for money. The suspect then hit the driver with the gun. The driver took the car keys and fled; the suspects also fled. No property was taken.
S. Bouldin St., 500 block, March 31, 8:30 p.m. A man said that he was walking in the alley when he was approached by three men. One said, “Money,” and pulled out a knife. The victim punched him; another suspect kicked him in the knee. The three suspects joined in the assault before fleeing, but they were unsuccessful, and no property was taken.
Bank St., 1400 block, April 1, 7:45 p.m. A woman reported that she was at Eden St. when an unknown female approached and tried to grab her iPhone. The victim ran to her friend’s car; she reported that at least 13 juveniles chased her. One of them grabbed her purse as she got herself into the car; after several punches to the face, the victim let the purse go. All suspects fled, but a 13- and 14-year-old were arrested following an area canvass.
Mulliken Ct., 1400 block, April 1, 11:51 p.m. A man said that he was walking to the bus stop when a group approached him and tried to sell him drugs. The victim said he didn’t want any. The suspects and victim went to the playground, and one of the suspects asked, “What you got?” The victim said he didn’t have anything; another suspect implied he was armed and demanded money. The victim was struck in the face and his money was taken. One suspect was arrested.
N. Montford Ave., 200 block, April 2, 4:30 p.m. A teen told police he was walking the block when two male suspects stepped out of the alley. One held a knife to him
and said, “Give me all you got.” The other suspect went through the victim’s pockets and removed his property; the suspects
then fled.
N. Ann St., unit block, April 5, 7:45 p.m. A woman said that she was taking out her keys to get into her house when a male suspect approached and tried to take her purse. She screamed and struggled to hold on to it; the suspect reached in the purse and took her iPhone and fled.
Lancaster St., 1600 block, April 6, 1:30 a.m. A man said that he was on the block when another man approached and stated, “I think you know exactly what’s going here,” while seeming to point a gun concealed in his pocket. The victim stated, “You can pull the trigger, but I am walking away.” He walked home and called the police.

N. Glover St., 400 block, March 31, 4 p.m. A man told police that when he got home, he found that someone had forced his rear door, taken property, and left through the front door.
N. East Ave., 100 block, April 1, 7 p.m. A man told police that when he got home, he found that someone had forced his rear door, taken property, and exited through the rear door.
N. Kenwood Ave., 500 block, April 2, 11 a.m. A man came home and found that someone had come in through a bottom window and taken 2 Play Stations and a Dell computer.
S. Eaton St., 400 block, April 3, 9 a.m. A man reported that he left his rear door unsecured, and came home to find his TV and saxophone missing.
S. Robinson St., 500 block, April 3, 2 p.m. A man told police that someone shattered his rear window with a rock, unlocked the door, took a Mac laptop, and left.
N. Linwood Ave., 500 block, April 4, 10 a.m. An officer was patrolling when she spotted someone entering the rear yard of a dwelling. She saw him use a screwdriver to pry open the rear window of the vacant dwelling. He ran off, but was captured and arrested by other officers in the area.
N. Decker Ave., 100 block, April 5, 8:10 a.m. A man said that he found his front door knob bent and screws missing from his mail slot; no entry was made.
S. Janney St., 100 block, April 5, 6:30 p.m. An unknown person forced open the garage door and gained entry to the store, forced open an office door, and ransacked the office. It was unknown if any property was taken.
McElderry St., 2900 block, April 5, 8:25 p.m. Police responded to an alarm call, and found that the rear door of the dwelling had been forced open. The suspect was scared off by the sound of the alarm.

Aggravated Assault
O’Donnell St., 6500 block, March 31, 2:37 a.m. A man said that he and his friend were walking away from a cab when the suspects asked, “What’s up; why are you here?” The victim told police that he ignored the suspect and the question, and was then shot in the left arm. He ran; the suspects chased for a bit, but then fled.
S. Clinton St., 400 block, March 31, 3:15 a.m. A woman reported that her husband came home, kicked a chair, and hit her in the face. He then fled. A warrant was obtained.
N. Clinton St., unit block, March 31, 5:40 p.m. A woman said that her boyfriend threw a beer bottle at her during a dispute. It hit her in the stomach; he was arrested.
E. Fairmount Ave., 3000 block, April 1, 12 a.m. A woman told police that during an argument, her boyfriend tried to hit her with a stick. He was arrested.
S. Haven St., 200 block, April 2, 1:11 a.m. Officers responded to the location, a bar, and found the victim unresponsive and lying in a pool of blood. The manager told police that the suspect had hit the man in the face with a beer bottle and then kicked him in the face and fled.
E. Fayette St., 1400 block, April 2, 2:43 a.m. A man told police that during an argument, an unknown female pulled out a knife and swung it at him. She was arrested.
S. Conkling St., 100 block, April 3, 12:30 p.m. Officers pulled up and found two females in a scuffle. The victim told police that the suspect had hit her in the head with a stick; the suspect was arrested.
McElderry St., 2600 block, April 6, 1:48 a.m. A man told police that during a large crowd fight he was hit in the face near his eye with a purse containing a shoe.

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  1. YUPPIES SUCK ASS April 14, 2013 at 7:25 am · Reply


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