Forrest St., 300 block, Jan. 12, 6:26 p.m. The victim said that during an argument, the suspect hit her in the face and then choked her with his hands, causing swelling. He took her keys and cell phone and fled the location.
Dillon St., 2800 block, Jan. 13, 12:42 p.m. The victim said that she was walking, with her husband a few feet behind. She observed the suspects pass her, and one of them grabbed her purse on the way by. She held onto her purse and a struggle ensued, during which she screamed for her husband and fell to the ground. As her husband approached, the suspects fled, empty-handed.
S. Linwood Ave., unit block, Jan. 13, 4:35 p.m. The victim said that while running in Patterson Park, a group of juveniles began to chase her. One of them pushed her from behind, knocking her phone from her hand. One of the suspects picked up the phone, and the victim chased him. He threw it to another suspect, who missed, and the victim recovered it. The suspects fled.
N. Luzerne Ave., 200 block, Jan. 13, 7:05 p.m. The victim reported that she was approached by the suspect, who was wearing a ski mask. He stated “Where is the money,” and then grabbed her hair and turned around. He demanded her phone, which she handed over, and then demanded the password and threatened to shoot her. She gave him the password. He also took her book bag with her belongings.
Dundalk Ave., 900 block, Jan. 13, 8 p.m. The victim reported that while he was walking, the suspect approached and asked for a cigarette. The victim replied that he had none. The suspect then followed him, pulled out a knife, and told him to empty his pockets or get cut. The victim gave the suspect his wallet. The suspect removed the money and threw it on the ground.
Foster Ave., 3400 block, Jan. 14, 1:40 a.m. The victim told police he had forgotten his cell phone, and was walking back to his car, when the suspect approached and said, “Hey, can I get a smoke?” The victim replied that he didn’t smoke. The suspect placed his hand in his pocket as if he was armed with gun, and the victim said, “Here, take my wallet.” The victim was then thrown to the ground and assaulted in the head with a brick. His front teeth were knocked out. The suspect fled with the victim’s car.
E. Fairmount Ave., 2100 block, Jan. 14, 10:49 p.m. The victim said that she was walking and texting when a suspect grabbed her from behind, put her in a chokehold, and demanded “everything you got.” Another suspect then appeared and took the property she had just dropped on the ground. They fled.
Eastern Ave., 3400 block, Jan. 16, 10:55 a.m. A bank manager and banker said that the suspect entered and stated that he wanted to rob the bank. He reportedly approached a teller, stated, “I have to rob the bank,” and then stated, “I am in trouble; I owe money and they are going to kill me.” He was arrested.
S. Eden St., unit block, Jan. 16, 5:20 p.m. The victim reported to a Central District officer that she was walking when a suspect in a ski mask began walking beside her. The suspect placed his arm around her and placed what she believed was a hard object against her and demanded her money. She told him she had none; he told her to hand it over “or I will shoot you.” She then gave him her wallet with money; he fled.
Claremont Ave., 3800 block, Jan. 17, 5:20 p.m. The victim stated that the suspects approached, and one informed him that he was going to kill him. They chased him into a deli. The suspects stabbed him several times, and during the assault, one of them went through his pockets and tried to take his money. It is unknown if any was taken. The victim was taken to the hospital and required surgery.
Leverton Ave., 3400 block, Jan. 12, 7 a.m. A man reported that someone attempted to kick in the rear door. There was damage to the door and frame, but the victim had braced the door with wood, so no entry was made.
Hudson St., 3100 block, Jan. 12, 12 p.m. An unknown suspect pried open the rear door and made entry. The suspect took $200 in currency and four watches worth a total of $1,800.
Foster Ave., 3300 block, Jan. 13, 9 a.m. An unknown suspect pried open the rear door and took jewelry, a laptop, a credit card, and a video game system.
O’Donnell St., 6700 block, Jan. 13, 3 p.m. The victim responded to an alarm call and found that someone had unsuccessfully tried to gain entry by kicking in the back door, damaging the door in the process.
E. Baltimore St., 3500 block, Jan. 13, 3 p.m. An unknown suspect pushed in a rear window to get inside, and took a TV, two laptops, an iPad, two iPods, four video game systems, 20 games, 140 perfume sets, and a jewelry box with jewelry.