Southeast Crime: Man Robbed For Answering Door


Bonsal St., 1300 block, Oct. 28, 2 a.m. A man reported that while walking home, two suspects approached and demanded his phone in Spanish. One of the men pulled out a knife, and the victim handed over his phone.
Gough St., 1900 block, Oct. 28, 7:44 p.m. A woman reported that a man approached her from behind, pulled out a knife, and demanded her money. She dropped her grocery bags, which the suspect looked through, and again demanded money. She gave him her credit card, which she said was all she had.
Pulaski Hwy., 3100 block, Oct. 28, 11 p.m. A man reported that while he was getting gas, two suspects approached, and one hit him with a Glock and said, “Don’t move or we’ll shoot.” They then went through his car and pockets and took his belongings and fled.
Mason Ct., 200 block, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. It was reported that a man answered the door to his house after hearing a knock. Suspects then placed a gun to the head of the woman who also lived at the house. The woman handed over her property, and the two suspects fled.
S. Janney St., unit block, Oct. 30, 7:45 p.m. A woman reported that her children’s father came over to get his belongings. An argument escalated, and he pushed her into a wall, took money from her purse, and fled. A warrant was issued.
E. Fayette St., 3000 block, Oct. 30 8 p.m. A woman told police hat three suspects approached her while she was walking. They offered to sell her methadone, which she declined. As she walked away, one of the suspects punched and choked her, and she blacked out. She woke up, and her belongings were gone.
Eastern Ave., 4400 block, Oct. 31, 2:50 p.m. A woman reported that she felt a sharp object on the back of her head while walking under an overpass. She turned to see a man with a gun, who demanded her belongings, which she gave up.
N. Lakewood Ave., unit block, Oct. 31, 5:10 p.m. A woman reported that while she was walking, a young teen grabbed her phone. She struggled with him, but he wrested it away from her and fled.
Eastern Ave., 2300 block, Nov. 2, 11:20 a.m. A 75-year-old woman reported that while walking on the block, a man approached her, placed his hand on her shoulder, and guided her to sit down on the front steps of an unknown house. He told her to give him her money or he would kill her. After he showed a gun in his waistband, he took her property from her pocket and fled.
N. Glover St., 500 block, Nov. 3, 3:15 a.m. A man reported that while he was standing in the block, two suspects approached. One grabbed him around the neck and demanded his money. The other suspects reached into his pockets and took it. There was a brief struggle, and the suspects fled.
Aliceanna St., 1700 block, Nov. 3, 1:50 a.m. A woman told police that she was approached by a man who asked her for a cigarette. She gave it to him, and then he pushed her head into a wall, knocking her out. She woke up, and her money was gone. During a police search of the area, the victim identified the suspect. He was arrested, and her property was recovered.

Orleans St., 2900 block, Oct. 28, 12 a.m. A man reported  that he heard a loud banging on his basement door, went to check, and found that the door was broken in two. No property was missing.
S. Oldham St., 200 block, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. A man reported that when he checked the location, he found that entry had been gained through the rear window, and copper wiring and pipes had been stolen.
Granby St., 1100 block, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. A woman reported that an unknown suspect gained entry to her home, took two barrels of change and a TV, and left. No signs of forced entry.
N. Glover St., 400 block, Oct. 31, 10 a.m. A man reported that someone forced open the side entry to the location, took a gold pocket watch, and fled.
N. Glover St., 400 block, Nov. 1, 4:30 a.m. A woman reported that she returned home to find that someone had forced the rear basement door and taken various electronics.
N. Luzerne Ave., 100 block, Nov. 1, 7:30 a.m. A woman reported that that someone forced her rear door and took various electronics.
Grundy St., 700 block, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. A man reported that he came home to find his front door had been forced open and property had been taken.

Aggravated Assault
Riverview Ave., 6500 block, Oct. 28, 4 a.m. A man and woman who work at the bar told police that they came outside to check on two coworkers and found two males and three females changing a tire. The females got into a fight. When the woman who worked at the bar started to call police, the two males approached, kicking the female in the chest and hitting the male with a crowbar and a beer bottle. The victims also report that they were shot at as they ran back into the bar.
Shipview Way, 6100 block, Oct. 31, 12:12 a.m. A woman was arrested after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend’s daughter.
Fleet St., 3200 block, Oct. 31, 10:45 a.m. Two men were arrested by police, who were called for an assault in progress. The men had reportedly been hitting each other with bottles, and both had lacerations on their faces. They knew each other; one was dating the other’s mother. It is unknown what caused the fight.
N. Conkling St., 200 block, Nov. 2, 12:30 a.m. A woman was arrested for reportedly cutting a man in the neck with box cutters. Police said that the woman told them that the man had pushed her and she felt threatened. The man did not need medical attention.

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