Women robbed on Linwood, East, Eastern avenues; barbershop robbed


E. Baltimore St., 1100 block, Nov. 9, 12:25 p.m. A suspect wearing a black mask reportedly entered the barbershop, pointed a silver handgun at an employee, and said, “Kick it out.” The victim handed over his property to the suspect, as did another barber and two customers. The suspect left.

Pulaski Hwy., 3400 block, Nov. 10, 1:30 p.m. The victim said that he was putting food into his car in the Popeye’s parking lot when a suspect placed a gun to his head and said, “Kick that s—t out.” The victim handed over the change from his food order; the suspects fled.

N. Clinton St., 100 block, Nov. 10, 11:13 p.m. Officers working in plain clothes observed an altercation on the corner, which turned out to be an attempted robbery in progress. Three male suspects were arrested for trying to rob another man.

S. Linwood Ave., 400 block, Nov. 11, 8:30 p.m. A woman said that she was walking when four juveniles came up behind her. Before she could turn around, one of them, a female, hit her in the back of the head and knocked her to the ground. The suspects took her property and fled.

S. East Ave., unit block, Nov. 13, 8:19 p.m. A woman told police that she had gone out to eat with two family members. She was walking a few steps ahead when a suspect ran up, stated “nobody move,” and grabbed her purse. The victim was knocked to the ground during the struggle, in which she held on to her purse. Her mother then came up and started hitting the suspect with her own purse. The suspect let go, backed up, and produced what the victims thought was a handgun. The mother then maced the suspect.

Eastern Ave., 3500 block Nov. 14, 11:25 a.m. The victim stated that he had just finished helping two people in the store when the suspect approached from behind, grabbed his arm, placed a gun to his back, and demanded he go to the back of the store. The suspect then had the victim sit in a chair, and he taped the victim’s arms to the chair. Another suspect then entered the store with some bags, which the two suspects filled with electronic items and cash before fleeing.

E. Lombard St., 1000 block, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. The victim said that the suspect entered, approached the counter, and asked for a pack of cigarettes. The victim turned around to get the pack; when he turned back around, the suspect was pointing a gun at him. The suspects grabbed the cigarettes and said, “Give me the money.” The victim handed him some money from the register; the suspect grabbed it and fled.

Eastern Ave., 1500 block, Nov. 16, 9:40 p.m. The victim said that while she was walking in the block, the suspects approached her from behind, struck her in the back of the head, grabbed her purse off her shoulder, and fled.


N. Madeira St., unit block, Nov. 10, 1:45 p.m. The victim said that someone forced the rear door, gained entry and took property.

Mt. Pleasant Ave., 3800 block, Nov. 11, 3:45 p.m. The victim said that someone kicked in the front door, causing damage, but did not gain entry.

S. Castle St., unit block, Nov. 12, 12:45 p.m. A man said that he came home and found several electronics had gone missing. There were no signs of forced entry observed.

S. Lakewood Ave., 800 block, Nov. 12, 1 p.m. A man reported that two juveniles tried to get into the front basement window of one of his neighbors’ homes. They were scared off when he saw them.

Hudson St., 2600 block, Nov. 12, 2:20 p.m. A man said that someone entered through the rear window, setting off an audible alarm, and left via the side door. No property was taken.

E. Baltimore St., 2300 block, Nov. 12, 4:30 p.m. An unknown suspect broke into the vacant property through the back door and took a paint sprayer.

N. Kenwood Ave., 100 block, Nov. 13, 9:05 a.m. The victim was home when she heard someone knock on her door. She went to it; no one was there. A little later she heard someone enter her house. She went downstairs and saw two teenagers in her kitchen. They fled. She also saw a third male teen at the alley gate. All three fled. During an area canvass, two of the suspects were arrested.

Fleet St., 3100 block, Nov. 14, 7:30 a.m. An unknown suspect pried open the rear door and ransacked the first two floors of the property. Taken were three cameras and a laptop.

N. Decker Ave., 100 block, Nov. 14, 6:15 p.m. An unknown suspect pried open the front window and took a TV, a game system, a laptop and an iPod.

S. Eaton St., 100 block, Nov. 14, 9:30 p.m. A man watching the property said that the front door had been forced open and a chair had been knocked over. It is unknown what property, if any, had been taken.

Bank St., 3700 block, Nov. 15, 5:27 a.m. Someone kicked in the front door to the business, damaging the door. The suspect did not gain entry.

S. Ellwood Ave., 900 block, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. A man came home and found his front screen up. He went to bed; when he woke up he saw two handprints on the window. An officer tried unsuccessfully to take fingerprints.

N. East Ave., unit block, Nov. 15, 11:13 a.m. A woman said that someone entered through the unlocked side door and set off the alarm, which was then disabled. No property was taken.

N. Lakewood Ave., 500 block, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. A suspect jumped the rear fence and broke a window to gain entry. Once inside, the suspect took a video game system, two TVs, two tablets, and another video game system.

N. Belnord Ave., 200 block, Nov. 16, 10:50 p.m. The victim had secured his doors and windows. When he went to his rear door, he observed that the glass was broken. He said that he believes he saw a male suspect, but he didn’t get a good look.

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