Two men robbed of cowboy hats; suspects arrested, wearing hats

Written by on April 24, 2013 in Crime - 3 Comments

Eastern Ave., 4000 block, April 14, 12:46 a.m. A man was at the bar when one of the two male suspects pushed him. The fight migrated outside when the other suspect punched the man’s friend and took his cowboy hat. The man went to check on his friend, and he was punched in the face as well. His cowboy hat was also taken. The suspects were arrested on the scene, wearing the victims’ cowboy hats, which were returned.

Pratt St., 3800 block, April 14, 3:28 a.m. A man told police that he exited a taxi and was approached by three unknown men who offered him alcohol. He began walking when one of the men hit his head with something, and he fell to the ground. The suspects took his wallet and some personal documents and fled south.

N. Montford Ave., 100 block, April 14, 5:07 a.m. A man told police that his son looked out his bedroom window and saw the two suspects standing outside, one of whom appeared to have a police badge. The son went downstairs and opened the door, and as he did so, the suspects pushed it open, knocking him down and out. One pulled out a gun and demanded that a locked closet be opened. It was opened; the suspects took $1400 in cash and a .32 caliber handgun and fled.

N. Glover St., 600 block, April 14, 11:15 p.m. The victim was sitting in his car when the two suspects approached. One held the driver door closed; the other opened the passenger door, stated “Yo, you have any weed?”, and produced a gun. The suspect took the victim’s wallet, which was in the cup-holder. The wallet was later found, without money.

N. Linwood Ave., 200 block, April 15, 1:05 p.m. The store reported that three men came in and went to the drink cooler and got grape sodas. As they walked up to the counter, one of them threatened the clerk with a hammer. The clerk gave them $500 from her pocket; the suspects fled in separate directions.

E. Fayette St., 2300 block, April 16, 12:22 a.m. The victim was walking. He was putting away his cell phone, which he had been talking on, when four suspects ran up, struck him in the head, and knocked him down. The victim heard one of them yelling “Get his phone!” The suspects repeatedly kicked and punched him in the head, knocking him out for a few moments.

Fleet St., 2000 block, April 16, 1:12 a.m. The store employee reported that four men came into the store to buy food and ask about a job. They left, but returned a short time later. one walked behind the counter and was told by the employee that he wasn’t allowed to do so. The employee blocked the cigarette area with her body, but he walked past her and started taking cigarettes. She ran to the back to call police; the report ends here.

N. Kresson St., unit block, April 16, 9:45 p.m. Officers responded to the location and found the victim bleeding from the nose and mouth. He told them that he had just been assaulted and robbed. He said that the suspects approached. One stated “Who’s this?” and began punching him, causing him to fall. The other suspect took his property. One of the suspects was located, identified by the victim, and arrested.

E. Fairmount Ave., 2100 block, April 16, 9;10 a.m. A woman told police that she was walking when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her purse. They struggled over it; the suspect pushed down the woman and took her purse. She sustained an abrasion to her lip and a chipped tooth and was taken to the hospital. The wallet was recovered; the money was gone.

N. East Ave., 500 block, April 16, 4:45 p.m. A woman told police that she was walking when she noticed the male suspect behind her. He came up and tried to take her backpack. He punched her in the stomach, and then took her pack, which contained her phone, and fled.

E. Lombard St., 4000 block, April 16, 9:45 p.m. Officers observed the victim being assaulted by two suspects. They got out of their patrol car; one of the suspects ran. Both were caught and arrested. The victim said that they had approached , assaulted him, and were trying to take his cell phone when the police pulled up.

E. Lombard St., 3600 block, April 18, 2:52 a.m. A man said that he was stopped at a red light when he saw the suspects approaching his car. One asked for a cigarette; the victim rolled down his window and two of the suspects jumped in his back seat and got out. The other suspect got in and said “Yo, give me a ride.” The victim said “Naw.” The other suspects got back inside; the first suspect pulled out a gun and said “Drive.” The victim got out of the car; the report ends here.

S. East Ave., 100 block, April 18, 9:30 p.m. A man told police that he was walking home from a friend’s house when he was attacked by 12 male juveniles. During the assault, property was taken. A citizen stopped the assault and drove the victim home.

E. Pratt St., 3700 block, April 19, 6:09 p.m. A man said that he was walking when two suspects approached him and followed him. One of them started to talk to him; the other grabbed his arms. The first suspect stated, “Give it up,” and went into his pockets and took his money. The suspects fled.

Orleans St., 3000 block, April 19, 11:31 p.m. A woman reported that while she was walking with her mother and her daughter, she turned around and saw the suspect holding her mother by the hair. She turned and approached them; the suspect implied that he had a weapon in his hoodie jacket. He said, “Give me $20. She didn’t have $20, but she took $7 out of her pocket and gave it to him.

E. Lombard St., 3200 block, April 20, 7:30 p.m. A man told police that while he was walking, the suspects approached him and started to talk. One of them then started to assault him; the other joined in. They took the victim’s prescription pills. As the victim started to fight back, the suspects pulled out knives and tried to cut him. They fled in a cab. The cab was located; the suspects were identified and arrested.

Car break-ins are still up in the Southeast District. Thirty-seven instances of larceny from auto were reported from April 14 through April 20. Many thefts occurred south toward the harbor, including at the 500 block of S. Caroline St., the 700 block of S. President St., the 500 block of S. Eden St., the 800 block of S. Clinton St., the 2800 block of Boston St., the 3100 block of Foster Ave., and more. Every time he speaks to the public, Major William Davis, head of the Southeast District, advises residents to remove all objects—not only valuables—from vehicles before leaving them parked. That includes GPS and cell phone chargers, which may indicate the presence of more expensive items.

3 Comments on "Two men robbed of cowboy hats; suspects arrested, wearing hats"

  1. BRUCE WAYNE May 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm · Reply

    For those who didn’t know it – I’M BATMAN !

  2. DICK NIBLER May 5, 2013 at 8:26 am · Reply

    This is exactly why I refuse to come out of my house. The place is getting more cramped though. I need help with all these empty cat food cans and newspapers from 30 years ago.

  3. DETECTIVE JOHN KIMBLE (RET) May 2, 2013 at 6:34 am · Reply


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