Pair arrested in connection with four robberies near Patterson Park

ROBBERY

Fleet St., 1900 block, June 2, 2 a.m. A man told police he was walking when a male suspect approached him from behind and struck him in the head, knocking him to the ground. The suspect punched the victim while another male suspect stood by. Then, the two suspects fled with the victim’s property.

S. Washington St., unit block, June 2, 8:55 p.m. A woman reported that while she was walking, a man approached her from behind and grabbed onto her purse. The tugging pulled her to the ground. The suspect then took her purse, with her cell phone inside, and fled.

N. Ellwood Ave., 500 block, June 3, 8 a.m. A woman told police that during an argument with her baby’s father, the father became angry and punched her in the side of the face several times. She tried to get outside to call the police, and he started to choke her. During the struggle, he got her cell phone away from her and left. The suspect was later found and arrested.

E. Lombard St., 3800 block, June 3, 9:20 p.m. A man told police that he had just parked his car in the middle of the parking lot when the male suspect demanded his keys. As the suspect displayed a silver handgun, the victim told him the keys were in the car. The suspect got in and drove off.

Ballou Ct., 200 block, June 4, 2:47 a.m. A woman said that during an argument with her boyfriend, he grabbed her phone and took it away from her after a struggle. He pushed her to the bed and fled. A warrant was obtained.

N. Conkling St., unit block, June 6, 2:30 p.m. A man told police that while he was walking he pulled out his cell phone to call a friend. A male suspect approached from behind and struck him, while another male suspect grabbed his shit and took his cell phone. The suspects then fled; there were three male suspects in total.

S. Linwood Ave., 100 block, June 7, 3:50 p.m. A woman told police that she was inside Patterson Park, between the tennis courts and pool, when two male suspects approached. The first displayed a black handgun and pointed it to the ground. The other suspect told her, “I am sorry I have to do this, but do you have any money?” The woman said she had no money. The suspect who had spoken to her then removed her wallet from her purse and found no money inside. Both suspects, aged 17 and 18, were later arrested.

Fairmount Ave., 2100 block, June 7, 4 p.m. A man told police that he was walking when a male suspect approached and stated “Give me your money.” The victim continued to walk, and the suspect then displayed a black handgun and pointed it to the ground. The victim told the suspect he only had a dollar; the suspect fled. Two men were arrested in connection with this robbery attempt—the same two men from the S. Linwood Ave. entry above.

S. Streeper St., 900 block, June 7, 4 p.m. A man told police that he was approached by two male suspects. He said that one of them displayed a black handgun; the other demanded his money. The man handed the suspects his belongings; they fled. The two suspects were later arrested during the investigation of another robbery. They are the same two suspects from above.

N. Rose St., 200 block, June 7, 7:40 p.m. The victim stated that the male suspect entered the location, took candy from the shelf, and left without paying. The victim confronted the suspect outside of the store, and he assaulted her and punched her in the face. He fled. The investigating officer reviewed video footage of the incident with the victim. The officer recognized the suspect and found him. The suspect was identified by the victim and arrested.

S. East Ave., 300 block, June 7, 9:50 p.m. The female victim went out and picked up a pizza. She found a parking spot near her home. The two male suspects approached, requesting that she give them her money. One of the suspects displayed a gun. The victim stated that she had no money, so the suspect who didn’t have the gun took the pizza. During a search of the area, an officer observed two men walking with pizza in their hands. They were stopped and arrested. They are the same two suspects from the robbery entries above for S. Linwood Ave., Fairmount Ave., and S. Streeper St. The gun turned out to be a BB gun.

Jefferson St., 2700 block, June 8, 12:22 a.m. A man who works for a carryout was making a delivery when three suspects, all male, approached him. One of them pulled the victim out of his car, yelling “Out!” He drove off in the silver, 1999 Toyota Corolla; the other two suspects fled.

Boston Ave., 6600 block, June 8, 1:30 a.m. A woman said that she was stopped at a red light with her driver-side window down when a man approached. He displayed a silver handgun and demanded her money. She handed over her purse; the man fled with another suspect.

Pulaski Hwy., 2800 block, June 8, 8:46 p.m. A woman told police that a group of juveniles were sitting on the stoop of her residence. She went outside to ask them to not sit there. One of them, she said, smacked the cell phone from her hand while two others started assaulting her. Another suspect took the cell phone. The suspects and juveniles all fled; the victim suffered a split lip.

BURGLARY

S. Dallas Ct., 200 block, June 2, 2:10 a.m. An officer responded to a burglary in progress call and arrived to find the male suspect standing in front of the residence with two garbage bags full of clothes. The officer asked what was going on, and the suspect said, “I just kicked in the door.” The officer observed damage to the deadbolt. Investigation revealed that the suspect, who was arrested, did not live at the residence; it was his girlfriend’s place.

S. Madeira St., 100 block, June 3, 7 a.m. A man told police that he came home to find his front window slightly open and the screen off. Investigation revealed that a suspect had entered via the window and taken a Playstation and a phone charger.

S. Collington Ave., 500 block, June 4, 8 a.m. An unknown suspect stole two very expensive bikes from the home’s sally port, which had a gate. The suspect had somehow damaged the lock to gain entry.

S. Ellwood Ave., unit block, June 4, 11 a.m. An unknown suspect pried open the front door and stole a desktop computer.

Holabird Ave., 6700 block, June 4, 8:45 p.m. A man said that he was cooking in his kitchen when he heard a loud thump. The suspect came up the stairs and tried to force his way into the kitchen. He shoved the door and was about to enter when the victim advised that he had a kitchen knife. The suspect then fled.

E. Lombard St., 2000 block, June 5, 7 a.m. An officer responded to an alarm call and found the rear kitchen window open and the lock damaged. A resident of the house responded and reported that no property was taken. It is believed that the alarm scared off the burglar.

N. Luzerne Ave., 100 block, June 5, 8:15 a.m. A suspect gained entry via an unlocked basement window. When the complainant got home, she found that the front door was unlocked. A bicycle, iPod and money that halfway filled a water jug was taken.

S. Exeter St., 100 block, June 5, 1:55 p.m. A woman came home and saw her front screen knocked on the ground. When she went inside, a man in his late teens came running down the stairs, screaming up to a second suspect to “get out, get out.” An upstairs screen was observed to be knocked out, as the second suspect made his escape through a second-floor window. The suspects were seen running east on Granby St.

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