Southeast Crime: Robber struggles with senior woman, calls in armed friends for backup

Written by on November 28, 2012 in Crime, Neighborhood Watch - Southeast - Comments Off

Robbery
E. Fairmount Ave., 2600 block, Nov. 18, 3:50 p.m. A man reported that while he was leaning into the back of his SUV, a man approached, put a gun to the back of his head, and demanded “everything.” The victim told him to take everything he wanted. The suspect took a ziplock bag of loose change and fled, tucking his gun into his waistband.
Eastern Ave., 2200 block, Nov. 18, 10:40 a.m. Two suspects entered a business; one pointed a gun at the proprietor, and the other walked around behind the register and took cash. They fled.
S. Broadway, 200 block, Nov. 18, 11:02 p.m. A man wearing a mask entered the store and pointed a gun at the clerks. He took money from the cash drawers and fled. Citiwatch cameras didn’t capture the incident. A witness was located.
N. Kenwood Ave., 200 block, Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m. A man reported that while he was walking, three unknown males approached and placed a knife to his neck. One of the suspects punched him in the neck, knocking him out. They took an iPhone and $200 cash. The victim did not get a good look at the suspects, as he was jumped from behind. A search of the area turned up nothing.
Mason Ct., 300 block, Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m. A woman reported that she was approached by a man who demanded her money. She struggled with him and yelled for help. Two other men jumped out of a vehicle and pointed their guns at her. They went into her pockets and took $4. Citiwide cameras didn’t capture the incident. She was unharmed.
N. Conkling St., 200 block, Nov. 19, 7:20 p.m. An officer was stopping a car when he was flagged down by the victim. She said that her purse had been stolen, and the suspect was hiding nearby. She told police that she had met the suspect and agreed to a date. Thinking she was following him home, she said she followed him into a dead-end alley. He grabbed her purse, and, after a struggle, fled with it. After the suspect was placed under arrest…(here the police report is cut off.)
E. Fayette St., 3100 block, Nov. 19, 8:05 p.m. A man reported that while walking, he was approached by another man, who asked for a cigarette. The victim stated that he didn’t have any, and the suspect put him in a headlock and put a gun behind his ear. Two other suspects punched the victim in the face; the victim struggled over the gun, which fell to the ground. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground, and he hit his head.
N. Belnord Ave., 600 block, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m. A woman was sleeping when her ex-boyfriend entered via a key he had and began a verbal argument. It turned physical; he reportedly bit her and poured bleach on her. He took her phone and fled.
S. Castle St., 100 block, Nov. 20, 9:14 p.m. A woman reported that while walking, a short and chunky man asked her for change. She said no, and another man came up behind her, grabbed her neck, and spun her around. She reported that he had a small, fake-looking gun. The first man came up, shoved her to the ground, and they went through her purse, taking only her cell phone.
S. Duncan St., 300 block, Nov. 20, 11:25 p.m. A woman reported that a man ran up and yelled, “Give me your purse or I’ll shoot you in the head.” He kept one hand in his pocket as if he had a gun. He bit her and took her Coach purse, plus $60 cash and her iPhone.
Dillon St., 3200 block, Nov. 22, 2:30 a.m. A man reported that while he was walking, a red Ford F150 pulled up. A man got out, pointed a gun and the victim, and told him to get inside. The victim handed over his property, but the suspect continued driving around for about an hour, then picked up another male, who took the victim’s cell phone.

Burglary
S. Exeter St., 200 block, Nov. 18, 5:15 p.m. A woman reported that she came home to find a TV from the guest room on the living room floor and her back door open. She called police. A search revealed keys, credit cards, a wallet, and Mac book missing.
S. Curley St., 600 block, Nov. 18, 10 p.m. A woman reported that someone entered her second story window and took a TV, bed comforter, and silver lock box which contained the deed to the house.
N. Linwood Ave., 100 block, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. A man found that his rear window screen had been cut, end-to-end. No entry was made; no property was taken.
N. Montford Ave., 500 block, Nov. 20, 2 p.m. A man reported that someone unknown entered the house and stole several televisions and computers. The complainant said that the front door was found unlocked; his bedroom door had been kicked in. A very impaired witness stated that a woman had loaded the property into a red car.
N. Luzerne Ave., 200 block, Nov. 20, 3:15 p.m. A man reported that while he was out, someone entered through his unlocked rear window and took a laptop, iBook, two passports, and two social security cards.
N. Potomac St., 500 block, Nov. 21, 8 a.m. A woman reported that someone used a piece of cinder block to break the rear window, went inside, and stole a Playstation 3, games, and a laptop.
E. Fayette St., 2600 block, Nov. 21, 12 p.m. A woman reported that someone kicked in the rear door and took two TVs and a Playstation 3.
S. Oldham St., 200 block, Nov. 23, 4:50 a.m. A woman reported that her dog was barking at the basement door. She opened it to find a “fat-faced” man looking at her. He got scared and ran off, she said. A man matching the description was found by police but not identified by the victim.
N. Belnord Ave., 200 block, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. A woman reported that she came home to find her front door blocked by a speaker and a large toy. Her house was in disarray; the rear door was open. Missing was various video game systems, TVs, and jewelry. The property was located throughout the house. A witness reportedly observed a man and woman climbing through the kitchen window.
N. Linwood Ave., 400 block, Nov. 23, 12 p.m. A suspect broke the lock on the rear window, went inside, and stole a Playstation, Mac book, and software.
N. Linwood Ave., 400 block, Nov. 23, 2 p.m. A suspect broke out a rear basement window, but bars on the inside prevented the suspect from entering the residence.
Leverton Ave., 3400 block, Nov. 23, 4 p.m. The victim was at a bar when a friend approached

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