Neighborhood Watch: Multiple burglaries reported on 500 block of North Potomac Street

Written by on December 19, 2012 in Crime, Neighborhood Watch - Southeast - 2 Comments

Fayette St., 2500 block, Dec. 9, 1 a.m. The highly intoxicated victim reported that while on the block, an unknown number of men attacked him and took his wallet. The victim was too intoxicated to remember the number or race of the suspects.
Bank St., 1800 block, Dec. 9, 7 a.m. A man reported that while walking, one man grabbed him from behind and held back his arms while another punched him in the head. The puncher then took his wallet. The victim never saw the other suspect.
N. Dallas Ct., 200 block, Dec. 10 12:30 p.m. A woman reported that while at home, her husband—who does not live with her—opened her unlocked door, punched her in the chest, took her cell phone, and fled. A warrant was obtained.
N. Ellwood Ave., 300 block, Dec. 10, 3:15 p.m. A woman reported that while she was walking, a man ran up to her, grabbed her around the waist, and knocked her to the ground. Her iPhone 4, which had $20 in the case, fell to the ground, and the suspect picked it up and fled.
E. Fayette St., 1400 block, Dec. 10, 11:05 p.m. The store owner reported that a man came in and walked around without buying anything. Shortly after that, another man entered, walked up to the counter, displayed a gun, and demanded money. He got the money and walked out of the store, where he met up with the first man. The two walked away to the north. The incident was caught on camera.
Location unclear, Dec. 11, 12:44 p.m. Two detectives in an unmarked cruiser came upon the victim being held up by two men. The detectives stopped and gave chase, catching one of the suspects. The victim told them in Spanish that the man they had stopped had put a knife to his neck and demanded money. The suspect was arrested.
Location unclear, Dec. 11, 5:16 p.m. A woman reported that while she was walking, a man came up to her and told her he needed her phone. She refused; he slashed her pocket with a knife, taking her phone. Her screams alerted a witness, who chased the suspect until the suspect moved his hand to his waist band area.
Location unclear, Dec. 11, 10:30 p.m. A woman reported that while she was walking, a man grabbed her by the neck, threw her to the ground, and took her purse after a brief struggle. She reported that another suspect was nearby, acting as a lookout.
Fleet St., 2800 block, Dec. 13, 8:36 p.m. A woman reported that while she was walking the block, two males came up behind her. One placed a gun to her neck and demanded her purse. They took her purse and fled.

S. Patterson Park Ave., 100 block, Dec. 9, 8 a.m. A man reported returning home to find that someone had entered through an unlocked side basement window and taken jewelry, electronics, gold coins, and credit cards.
N. Belnord Ave., 100 block, Dec. 10, 7 a.m. A woman reported that her rear door had been pried open, and her house rummaged through, but nothing was taken.
E. Fayette St., 2900 block, Dec. 10, 10:19 a.m. An officer responded to an alarm call, and found the rear door kicked in and the frame damaged. The owner later reported that the only missing object was the master bedroom key. Crime lab was dispatched.
E. Fayette St., 2400 block, Dec. 10, 12:26 p.m. A woman reported that she heard an alarm going off, followed by someone pushing buttons on the key pad. She stated “Who’s there?” and got no response, so she went downstairs. She saw a man who fled when he saw her. No property was reported stolen; no damage was reported from the break-in.
N. Kenwood Ave., 100 block, Dec. 10, 6 p.m. A suspect entered the daycare by unknown means—no signs of forced entry. Missing were a laptop and phone. The victim reported the burglary a day late, because she thought that her daughter may have had the phone.
N. Potomac St., 500 block, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. A woman reported that someone pushed up the front window to gain entry, and took two TVs and a Blue ray player.
N. Potomac St., 500 block, Dec. 12, 12:30 a.m. A woman reported that someone gained entry to her dwelling through a rear basement window; no property was reported stolen.

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