Thief tries to sell phone back to victim

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Trinity Street, 800 block, February 9, 5 p.m. A woman told police she had left her garage door open and found a man inside her house who took some of her property, including a diamond tennis bracelet, gold ring with a square cut diamond and other jewelry, $80 cash and an iPad. He was described as a black man with broken and missing teeth, a blue cap and a beige zip-up jacket.

N. Montford Avenue, 100 block, February 7, 11:34 p.m. A carryout delivery man told police he was approached by an armed man who was wearing an Iron Man mask. Iron Man robbed him of $100 cash and an order of wings, and fled.

Pulaski Highway, 2800 block, February 7, 10:20 a.m. A woman told police she was attacked from behind by a man who grabbed her purse, which she said contained $400 cash, and fled.

Elrino Street, 1500 block, February 5, 12:09 a.m. Four men told police they were inside and heard someone knocking at the door. The door burst open and three men ran in, yelling, “Give me my stuff. We’re gonna tear this place apart until we find it.” They attacked and beat the men inside the house, destroyed the TV and then fled.

Boston Street, 6100 block, February 4, 3:30 p.m. A woman told police she and a girlfriend she knew only as “Jai” had communicated by text message because he needed a place to rent. They decided to look together, and during the course of this, “Jai” robbed the woman of cash, her phone and some pills. She was later arrested in Essex.

S. Highland Avenue, unit block, February 4, 5 a.m. A man told police he was robbed at knifepoint when two men approached him and one said, “Give me the money, you f–ing Mexican.” They took his phone and $66 cash and fled. The victim called a short time later and asked if he could have his phone back. The suspect agreed and said he would meet him at a chicken stand. When the suspect arrived an undercover officer asked him what he was there to do and the man said, “I am here to sell a phone I found on the street.” The victim identified the suspect, who was arrested on the spot.

Aggravated Assault
E. Baltimore Street, 1600 block, February 10, 3:39 p.m. A man told police the owner of a formalwear business had gotten into an argument with him and swung a hacksaw at him, then threatened him with a knife, saying, “It is not going down like this in my establishment.” When police asked the businessman to show them the surveillance tapes, he told them he was too busy and that the cameras were probably broken anyway. A summons was obtained.

Eastern Avenue, 2700 block, February 9, 10:26 p.m. A man told police a suspect had approached him from behind, saying, “Yo, yo, yo” and then threatened him with a revolver. The intended victim was a law enforcement officer. He pulled his own weapon and then took cover, and the suspect fled. A witness reported hearing gunfire.

Charlotte Avenue, 1600 block, February 6, 2:55 p.m. A man told police he argued with his live-in girlfriend and that she grabbed a kitchen knife and said, “I am going to stab you with this knife,” at which point the man dialed 911. The woman, who was drunk, was arrested.

S. East Avenue, 400 block, February 11, 1 a.m. Someone entered a home through a rear window and took a computer and beer.

N. Luzerne Avenue, 500 block, February 10, 2:45 p.m. Someone entered a home through a rear upstairs window and took copper pipes and wires.

Pulaski Highway, 3000 block, February 10, 4 p.m. Someone entered a home through a second floor window and took game systems and games.

E. Fayette Street, 1400 block, February 10, 1:45 p.m. Someone opened the side door of a shop and took a purse and 30 cartons of cigarettes.

Kane Street, 1700 block, February 7, 7:30 p.m. Someone kicked open the door of a house and took a computer, TV and jewelry.

Bethlehem Avenue, 1100 block, February 12, 5:30 p.m. A woman told police that during a child’s birthday party, someone stole two Visa gift cards and a diamond ring from her house.

S. Ellwood Avenue, 900 block, February 12, 11:30 a.m. A woman told police she had gone to church and had left boxes of World’s Finest Chocolates on a table for people to purchase. Someone took a box without purchasing it.

S. Wolfe Street, 3000 block, February 9, 3 p.m. A senior citizen told police ”a black skinny female” had come to her door and said first she was the nurse who took care of her, and then, when the senior refuted that, the woman said she was the Avon lady, then asked to use the bathroom. The senior let her in, then later discovered her jewelry had been taken. This happened in August, but the victim did not report it until later.

N. Potomac Street, unit block, February 9, 8:45 a.m. Someone entered the rear yard of a house and took copper wiring.

Thames Street, 1700 block, February 10, 9:10 p.m. A woman told police someone had removed her change purse from a table.

S. Broadway, 500 block, February 8, 9:30 a.m. A worker in a grocery store saw a man with two packs of meat in his shirt. He was arrested.

Holabird Avenue, 6100 block, February 3, 11:39 p.m. A mjan was arrested for stealing three bags of Butterfingers from a convenience store.

Neighborhood Watch was compiled by Mary Helen Sprecher.

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