Young man robbed, beaten with metal pipe; suspects arrested

S. Linwood Ave., unit block, April 22, 3:56 p.m. A young man told police he was walking the block when the suspects approached and assaulted him with a metal pipe. He lost consciousness when they struck him in the head. He said that when he woke up, his book bag and cell phone were gone. During an area canvass, the suspects were stopped and the victim’s property was recovered. He identified all three suspects, who were arrested. The suspects were also allegedly responsible for another robbery.

E. Lombard St., 3800 block, April 21, 5:04 p.m. An employee of the store stated that the male suspect came in and placed a note on the counter that said, “Give me two cartons of Newport box 100s, and I have a gun.” The employee refused to give him the cigarettes, and the suspect left the location without incident.

Herring Ct., 200 block, April 21, 5:30 p.m. A man arrived at the location and found the three male suspects inside. One pointed a gun at him and went through his pockets and took his money. One of the other suspects went down the hall to where another victim was cutting his hair and demanded money and pulled out a knife. The other victim then charged one of the the suspects and was cut in the leg. The report ends here; two arrests were made.

Bank St., 3600 block, April 21, 9:25 p.m. A man reported that he had just left the bar and was walking when he was approached by two males, one of whom had a silver handgun and demanded his property. The victim handed over his property; the suspects fled on foot.

N. Linwood Ave., 200 block, April 22, 9:20 a.m. The suspect reportedly entered the grocery store and started pounding on the front counter and knocked the glass security window out of its frame. He then pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money from the register. The victim handed over the money; the suspect fled.

N. Potomac St., April 22, 9:15 p.m. A young man told police that he was walking home when another man approached and said, “This about my brother getting arrested,” and then started punching him in the face. The suspect reached inside the victim’s pocket and took his keys. He fled. The suspect was later arrested.

McElderry St., 2900 block, April 23, 1:16 a.m. A delivery driver told police that he was walking up to the door of a delivery location when a suspect opened the door and tried to pull him inside. The victim pulled back, but the suspect grabbed him. The suspect, now on top of the victim, demanded his money. The suspect took the money and then stabbed the victim in the thigh several times before before fleeing into the house and out the back door.

N. Linwood Ave., 100 block, April 21, 8:30 a.m. A man reported that someone pried open his front window and stole two laptops before fleeing through the front door.

S. Highland Ave., 1300 block, April 21, 5 p.m. An unknown suspect entered the vacant property through an unlocked rear door and took tools, a tool box, window shades, an anchor and a towel holder.

S. Conkling St., 200 block, April 22, 6 p.m. It appeared that the contractors renovating the house had left the side door open. during the night, an unknown suspect entered and took electrical wire.

N. Lakewood Ave., 400 block, April 23, 10 p.m. The owner of the vacant property was driving by when he noticed a truck parked outside and three people removing drywall. He stopped to investigate. Two of the suspects fled on foot; the third fled in the truck. The victim followed the truck and alerted police, and the driver was stopped and arrested.

Elliott St., 6200 block, April 24, 8 a.m. A woman came home to find that someone had entered through an unsecured back door and had taken an Xbox and Dell laptop.

S. Ponca St., 1500 block, April 24, 1:15 p.m. An employee observed a suspect removing a Hilti concrete saw from a shed and then fleeing the property in a vehicle. Both the shed and the lot had been left unsecured. The employee reported the vehicle tags to the police, but the number matched that of a tag that had been turned in in 2006.

Leverton Ave., 3200 block, April 24, 3:30 p.m. An unknown suspect kicked in the rear door to the vacant property and stole two flat-screen TVs.

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