S. Ellwood Ave., 200 block, Jan. 5, 2:45 p.m. An elderly man told police that as he was approaching the driver’s side door of his vehicle, parked in front of his house, a male suspect approached, forced open the driver’s side door, and knocked the victim to the ground. The suspect then got in the car and drove off with another male suspect.
Eastern Ave., 900 block, Jan. 5, 8:55 p.m. The victim said that a male suspect approached his cab and said that he needed a ride home to Broadway and Monument St. Once inside, the suspect pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim, and said, “Give me all you got.” The victim complied; the suspect took the property and ran north on High St.
S. Robinson St., 400 block, Jan. 5, 10:23 p.m. A man said that he had just parked his car and was walking to his friend’s house when he passed a suspect, who turned toward him and put him in a bear hug. The victim was assaulted, and a flower pot was smashed on his head. The suspect told him, “Stay down, or I’ll shoot you.” The suspects laughed as the victim handed over his keys. The suspects then fled in the victim’s 2002 Honda Civic.
Eastern Ave., 4000 block, Jan. 11, 7:04 a.m. A store employee told police that she attempted to stop a shoplifter from leaving after observing him place various cosmetics into a plastic bag. He pushed his way out of the store and fled north on Grundy St.
Eastern Ave., 4000 block, Jan. 11, 4:30 p.m. Two men said that they had just left the store and were on the corner when the suspect pulled up in a tan car. Two suspects then approached the victims; both suspects were armed with guns. The suspects forced them into the car and told them not to call police because they were police officers. The victims were taken to a rowhome in the county and ordered to surrender their belongings, which they did. They were then taken to BCC in Dundalk and dropped off. The two suspects were women, according to the police report. One of them was arrested.
S. Washington St., 200 block, Jan. 11, 8 p.m. The victim said that he was walking from his car when two male suspects approached, one from the front and one from the rear. A scuffle ensued and the victim fell to the ground. The suspects tried to drag him into an alley; one of them implied he had a gun. The victim told them he would give them everything he had, and handed over his wallet and sunglasses. One of the suspects took money out of the wallet and threw it back at the victim, calling him a b–h. The victim recovered his cell phone at the scene the next day and called police.
S. Wolfe St., 200 block, Jan. 11, 9:20 p.m. The victim said that he was walking when a male suspect approached and stated, “Cut that s—t out.” The suspect then grabbed him by the shirt and told him to empty his wallet. The victim emptied his wallet and handed the suspect his money. The suspect then demanded his cell phone; the victim showed him that he had no phone. Another suspect then walked up and stood behind the victim. The first suspect told the victim to walk away, and added, “Thank you for your services.” Both suspects then walked away.
N. Milton Ave., 100 block, Jan. 5, 1:15 p.m. An unknown suspect gained entry by smashing the rear window with a brick. Once inside, the suspect took a computer and a TV.
S. Duncan St., 400 block, Jan. 6, 1 a.m. The victim noticed that someone had thrown a brick at his rear door’s window to try to get inside. He also noticed a shoe print on his grill, from a suspect standing on top of it to try to get in another window. No entry was made.
N. Kenwood Ave., 100 block, Jan. 6, 7:30 a.m. Someone broke the window to gain entry, and then took a cell phone, two video game systems, and $500 in gift cards.
N. Belnord Ave., 400 block, Jan. 6, 11:15 a.m. Officers responded to a burglary in progress. Officers observed the suspects in the alley and caught one of them during a foot chase. The second suspect escaped.
S. Luzerne Ave., 600 block, Jan. 8, 9:30 a.m. The victim came home to find her front door unlocked and the rear door open. There was minor damage to the door, which the victim reported had been locked. Taken was a large amount of jewelry, a laptop, and a video game system.
S. Collington Ave., unit block, Jan. 8, 3:45 p.m. The victim returned to her vacant property and found that someone had gained entry. No property was taken.
O’Donnell St., 3500 block, Jan. 11, 2 a.m. The owner reports that someone shattered the glass to the front door entered, took currency, the register and lottery cash boxes, and fled.
O’Donnell St., 2800 block, Jan. 11, 6:28 a.m. A tall thin male in his 20s, wearing a baseball cap, cargo pants an sweatshirt, approached the side door of the business and spent eight minutes trying to gain entry by breaking the glass. He got inside and set off the alarm. The suspect went to the registers, which do not open easily, so he fled the scene.
Boston St., 2300 block, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. The business owner reports that a suspect broke the glass to the side door, entered, removed the cash register drawer, and fled, between 10 and 11:50 a.m.