Neighborhood Watch: South

Robbery
1300 block McHenry St., Thursday, June 30, 12:29 p.m.: Two men broke into a house, chased the woman inside and demanded her cell phone. She refused, and the suspects said “You’re going to get it,” and ran out the back door.

Randall St. and Battery Ave., Friday, July 1, 1:45 a.m.: Two women were robbed of their purses by two men, one with a gun. One of the victims was hit in the head with the gun.

1600 block Elkins Lane, Friday, July 1, 3:45 a.m.: Three men broke into a house and robbed the resident of her cell phone. The suspects told the victim they were police, but were not dressed like police and did not show badges.

500 block S. Sharp St., Saturday, July 2, 10:30 p.m.: A 17-year old was robbed of his shoes by six male teenagers who punched him in the back of the head and pinned him to the ground.

1100 block S. Hanover St., Tuesday, June 28, Two men, one of them armed with a gun, robbed a man of cash. Police said the suspects fled west on W. West St.

Aggravated assault
100 block W. Hamburg St., Sunday, July 3, 9:15 p.m.: A seven-year-old boy was struck in the back of the head with a brick.

Burglary
1100 block Hollins St., Wednesday, June 29, 6 a.m.: Someone broke into a home.

Unit block Parkin St., Wednesday, June 29, 9:30 a.m.: Someone broke into a house and stole a computer and jewelry.

900 block Washington Blvd., Thursday, June 30, 12:30 p.m.: Someone pried open the rear door of a house and stole a computer and a camera.

2000 block W. Pratt St., Friday, July 1, 1:10 p.m.: Police arrested suspects for breaking into an apartment through a second floor rear window. They told police that they were trying to retrieve their belongings.

200 block E. Barney St., Saturday, July 2, 3:45 a.m.: A man told police that he got a call that his alarm was sounding. One of his windows was open and his camera, which had been stored on a shelf, was on the floor. Nothing was taken and nothing was damaged. The man told police he might have left the window unlocked.

800 block W. Lombard St., Saturday, July 2, 6:51 p.m.: Someone broke into a house and stole a computer.

1800 block W. Lombard St., Saturday, July 2, 12:16 p.m.: Someone pushed in the rear door of a vacant building owned by a religious institution. Police could find nothing missing, and it looked like no one had actually gotten in.

Stolen auto
1600 block Washington Blvd., Wednesday, June 29, 6:25 p.m.: A man advertised his motorcycle for sale, and was showing the bike to a woman when she jumped on the 2001 Kawasaki KX450 and rode off without paying the owner.

1200 block S. Hanover St., Thursday, June 30, 1:57 p.m.: Police found a 2004 Dodge that had been reported stolen from Towson.

Larceny
1000 block Hollins St., Monday, June 29, 8:45 a.m.: Someone broke into a house and stole copper wiring.

1800 block Covington St., Thursday, June 30, 6 p.m.: A teenaged girl left her tote bag unattended while she swam at the Riverside Park pool, and someone stole her Samsung digital camera from the bag. A witness described a suspect to police.

800 block Battery Ave., Saturday, July 2, 12:45 a.m.: Someone stole the left front tire off a woman’s car.

Stolen from various cars in various places: two wallets, a purse, a GPS and cash (from two cars). Police gently suggest that motorists take their belongings with them when they leave their cars.

Neighborhood Watch is a representative, not a comprehensive, account of crimes reported in the Southern District during the past week. This week’s Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Jacqueline Watts.

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