More robberies: Little Italy, Butchers Hill, Patterson Park, Highlandtown

Robbery
Bank St., 1300 block, Aug. 11, 12:05 a.m. The victim said that while he was sitting in his car, suspects approached. One said, “Give me your cell phone and money; I have a knife.” The victim replied that he had no money and gave them his cell phone. One of the suspects hit him in the face before they fled. A witness gave chase to the suspects but lost them near Douglass Homes. Another witness took their picture as they ran by. Warrants were issued.
E. Pratt St., 1400 block, Aug. 11, 3:57 p.m. The victim said that he was walking when a man on a bike approached him from the front. Two other suspects approached him from behind. The first suspect pulled out a knife, pointed it at the victim, and demanded his money. The victim removed his wallet and gave his money to the suspects, who fled.
N. Front St., unit block, Aug. 11, 11:05 p.m. A man said that while on a park bench, he was approached by a group of juveniles who began to assault him with their hands. One had a bat. They took his money and fled. The incident was seen by a witness.
N. Washington St., 100 block, Aug. 13, 8:12 p.m. A man said that he was walking past the basketball court when the suspects approached. One of the me pushed him to the ground; another punched him in the face, causing his mouth to bleed. The other two suspects took his property. All suspects fled north on Washington St.
S. Linwood Ave., 300 block, Aug. 13, 8:40 p.m. A man told police he was riding his bike inside Patterson Park when a group of six or seven young males blocked his path and demanded his bike. The victim resisted at first, but two of the suspects pulled out knives, so he gave up his property. The suspects fled south.
N. High St., 100 block, Aug. 13, 9:15 p.m. A man and two women were walking in the black after a visit to LIttle Italy. They heard a voice behind them say, “Don’t move; I have a gun.” They turned and saw a young man pointing a gun at them. Another suspect had a white shirt over his face. That suspect went into one of the womens’ pockets and took her phone. He tried to grab the other woman’s purse, but failed. The man pulled out his phone to call police, and it was knocked out of his hands. The report ends here.
Albemarle St., 500 block, Aug. 14, 4:58 a.m. The victim told police that she was walking when two male suspects pulled up in a light-colored car. One of the men got out and hit her in the face with an unknown object, which she believed was a gun. She fell to the ground; the suspects took her property.
E. Fairmount Ave., 2000 block, Aug. 14, 6:50 a.m. A man told police that he observed a woman being robbed, so he yelled to the suspect that he was calling the police. At that point, one of three suspects hit him in the face and another took his phone. The woman told police that while she was walking to work, a suspect had approached and grabbed her purse. During the struggle, she was pushed to the ground and the suspect was able to take her purse.
N. Collington Ave., unit block, Aug. 15, 7:20 a.m. A woman told police that one of the suspects asked if he could use her cell phone. She told him she didn’t have one, so the suspect told her that he didn’t believe her and grabbed her purse. He shoved her to the ground. The suspects fled as they were chased by a witness, who was then assaulted by other suspects. The woman’s property was recovered.
Eastern Ave., 3200 block, Aug. 15, 1:50 p.m. A woman said that she went outside to have a smoke when two suspects walked by and asked for the time. A moment later they came back, and one of the men grabbed her by the throat, shoved her into the wall, pointed a gun at her, and demanded her money and phone. The suspects then fled with her phone.
N. Lakewood Ave., 100 block, Aug. 15, 9:27 p.m. A woman sai that she was walking to her home when someone ran up behind her. She turned and saw a male suspect, who demanded her property. She told him to take her groceries, but he wanted her gym bag. She refused to let go, and a struggle ensued. He struck her in the head with a gun, but she held on. The suspect fled without her property. She received a laceration to her head but refused medical attention.
N. Belnord Ave., 200 block, Aug. 16, 10:45 a.m. A man said that he was working at the location. He stepped outside to get some supplies and made a call on his cell phone when two male suspects approached. One pulled out a gun and demanded the victim’s property, which he handed over.
Holabird Ave., 4800 block, Aug. 16, 10:56 a.m. The victim reported that two suspects entered the diner. One of the men, who was armed with a handgun, went behind the counter where the money was located while the other stood by the door. The victim realized that he knew the man with gun, because he had bounced a check in the past. After the victim called the man with the gun by his name several times, the lookout man fled. The man with the gun followed.
Lloyd St., 100 block, Aug. 16, 10:29 p.m. A woman told police that she was trying to get into her friend’s car when she felt a tug at her waist and saw a man trying to take her purse. She pulled back, but was shoved to the ground. The suspect fled with her purse, meeting two other suspects who had been waiting at the corner.
S. Conkling St., 200 block, Aug. 16, 11:30 p.m. A man told police that he was in the block when he was approached by two men and a woman. One of the men pointed a gun at him and demanded his property. After taking the property, the man hit the victim in the face with the gun. The three suspects then fled.

Shooting
N. East Ave., unit block, Aug. 17, 5:13 p.m. An officer responded to the location for a shooting and found the victim lying on steps and suffering from a gun shot wound to his left side. The victim said he was sitting outside when the suspect approached and started shooting, hitting him in the left side. The suspect then fled. The victim was taken to the hospital.

Aggravated Assault
N. Streeper St., unit block, Aug. 11, 3:04 a.m. The victim said that he picked up the suspect, who was hacking a ride. The two men got into an argument, so the victim stopped the car. The suspect got out and maced the victim in the face and fled.
S. Broadway, 100 block, Aug. 12, 7:55 p.m. A man told police that the suspect approached him and started an argument. The suspect then pulled out a knife and tried to stab the victim. Police were called; the suspect was arrested, and a knife was recovered.
N. Front St., 100 block, Aug. 16, 12:30 a.m. The victim reported that he was walking when he was approached by four teenaged males. One of them had a metal pipe and hit him once in the head and once in the hand. The suspects fled. The victim waited two days to make the report. He could no longer close his hand and needed medical attention.
Eastern Ave., 3400 block, Aug. 16, 1:26 a.m. The victim was in the store getting some food when he saw the suspect take some items that he wasn’t going to pay for. The victim informed the store clerk, and the suspect turned to the victim and told him to “stay out of it,” brandishing a knife. The victim fled. The suspect was arrested at the scene; the victim’s story was verified with the store clerk.
Lancaster St., 1000 block, Aug. 16, 6:45 p.m. The victim, a valet, was about to park a car when the suspect drove up behind him and started yelling. The victim asked him what he said, and then started getting into the car to go park it. Before he closed the door, the suspect yelled, “How you like this?” and rammed his vehicle into the rear bumper. There were several witnesses; the suspect was arrested.

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