Southeast Crime: Surprised burglar tells homeowner, ‘Don’t worry; I am nobody’ and leaves

Robbery
E. Fayette Street, 1300 block, May 14, 7:45 p.m. A man entered a dollar store, grabbed candy, pushed a salesclerk down and ran out with the merchandise, valued at $3.35.
N. Chester Street, 100 block, May 12, 2 a.m. A man was out walking when someone behind him said, “Kick it out, bitch.” He handed over $2 cash and two men, who had been standing behind him, fled.
Shipview Way, 6200 block, May 12, 8 p.m. Police were called to the scene of a robbery, where a man told them two men (who he did not know) had hit him in the head, then had taken money from him and fled. He was taken to the hospital and treated for a dislocated shoulder and cuts and bruises to his face.

Aggravated Assault
Mason Court, 200 block, May 17, 12:01 a.m. A woman told police she had been involved with an argument with a man she knew only as “Shane” and that “Shane” had bitten her on the arm in a fit of rage.
E. Baltimore Street, 3400 block, May 17, 7:15 p.m. Officers on patrol saw one man chasing another and trying to beat him with a brick. They ordered him to stop and drop the brick. The victim told police he had become involved in an argument with the suspect, who was a stranger to him, and that the suspect had picked up the brick and threatened him with it. The assailant was arrested.
Mason Court, 200 block, May 16, 10 p.m. A woman told police a family member had struck her in the face with a belt.
S. Ann Street, 100 block, May 16, 7 p.m. A man and his roommate got into an argument, and the roommate struck him in the face with a bottle, breaking his tooth.
S. Broadway, 700 block, May 16, 2:10 a.m. Officers on patrol saw a man kicking another in the face as he lay on the ground. They arrested the assailant. The victim suffered injuries to his mouth and lip.
S. Linwood Avenue, 100 block, May 16, 5 a.m. A woman told police that while walking in the park, a man she knew only as “Walter” shoved her onto a bench, struck her in the face with his belt, then choked her with his shirt. She fought back and he fled.
N. Linwood Avenue, 400 block, May 14, 5;10 p.m. A man told police he was walking into his house through a back door when he felt a pain in his back. He removed a B.B. later, but was unsure who had shot him.
S. Potomac Street, unit block, May 12, 4 p.m. A man told police he had been standing in his kitchen with a friend he knew only as “Mark”, when the two became involved in an argument. “Mark” pulled out a knife and threatened him and the first man fled.
Steelton Avenue, 1100 block, May 12, 11 p.m. A woman told police she and her boyfriend had become involved in an argument, and the boyfriend had hit her in the head several times with a hammer, then fled.

Burglary
S. Decker Avenue, unit block, May 19, 9 a.m. Someone entered a home through an unlocked back window and took a computer.
N. Conkling Street, 200 block, May 17, 9 a.m. Someone entered a home through the front door and took property including a TV. The homeowner could not remember whether the front door had been locked.
Folcroft Street, 300 block, May 16, 10 p.m. Someone cut a window screen and entered a house, then stole a Ray Lewis helmet and a jar of coins.
Eastbourne Avenue, 6200 block, May 15, 1:20 p.m. A man returned home to find his home had been broken into, and a man present. The suspect asked the man if he lived there. The homeowner said no, then went out and called police who arrested that suspect as well as a second man who was on the premises.
N. Potomac Street, 500 block, May 14, 10:27 a.m. A woman told police her brother’s girlfriend, whom she knew only as “Bonnie,” kicked in the front door and walked inside. When confronted by the homeowner, “Bonnie” said, “You heard me knocking, or you heard the dog, so I kicked in your f–ing door.” She then turned around and walked out.
N. Rose Street, 200 block, May 13, 2:45 a.m. A woman was at home when a man tried to break in through her front window. She confronted him, and he said, “Don’t worry, I am nobody,” and then fled.
Spark Court, 2000 block, May 10, 5:52 p.m. A man told police he was in the process of moving when someone kicked in his rear door and stole property including a TV, game system, computer and Ralph Lauren boots. He was not able to name a suspect, stating his roommate was incarcerated.
Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Mary Helen Sprecher.

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