Woman manages to hold purse during robbery attempt

Robbery
Pulaski Hwy., 3100 block, Aug. 25, 2:25 a.m. Officers responded to the business and found the victim lying on the floor with serious face injuries. He said that the incident happened so quickly that he didn’t see the suspect or get a description. He said his cell phone and money were missing. A review of the store security footage revealed that the male suspect approached the victim from behind, hit him in the head with a bottle, dragged him to a far aisle, and took his property.
S. Caroline St., 300 block, Aug. 26, 12:01 p.m. The victim reported to the Eastern District that she was waiting for the bus and the male suspects stood around as if they were also waiting for the bus. When traffic stopped moving past the site, one of the suspects pulled out a silver handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The victim handed over her bag; the suspect looked inside and dropped it, and then said, “Just give me your phone.” They took her phone and fled.
S. Exeter St., unit block, Aug. 26, 7:52 p.m. The female victims were walking in the unit block of S. Exeter St. when they were approached by a man, who pointed a gun at them and said, “Ladies, you know what to do.” They handed the suspect their property. An area canvass via helicopter was negative, but the report states that a suspect was arrested.
E. Fayette St., 3000 block, Aug. 26, 8:47 p.m. The victim said that he was walking in the block with his friend when they were approached by the male suspects, one of whom reached into the victim’s pockets and took his property while the other punched him in the face. The suspects fled. A suspect fitting the description was stopped during an area canvass, identified by the victim, and arrested.
Fait Ave., 3500 block, Aug. 27, 12:27 a.m. The victim was walking home from a bar when the suspect grabbed him by the throat from behind and said, “If you turn around I’ll shoot you.” The suspect went through the victim’s pockets and took his wallet. As the suspect fled, the victim turned around and was able to get a partial description. The victim did not observe a gun.
E. Lombard St., 900 block, Aug. 27, 11:15 p.m. The victim said that her ex-boyfriend, who was staying at her house temporarily, came home drunk and woke her up. She told him to leave and he refused. He took four pairs of shoes and a purse and tried to leave with them; she tried to stop him, and he briefly choked her and punched her before he left.
Gough St., 3700 block, Aug. 28, 11:25 a.m. The victim said that his mother’s ex-boyfriend came over to remove some of his property. The victim told him he should wait until the victim’s mother came home. The suspect pushed the victim and went upstairs and took some shoes and an iPad. While the victim was calling police, the suspect punched him in the back of the head and ran off. A warrant was issued.
S. Janney St., unit block, Aug. 28, 3:50 p.m. The victim said that she was walking when the suspect, to whom she owes money, grabbed her by the shirt, ripped her purse from her shoulder, took her medication, and ran off.
E. Lombard St., 3800 block, Aug. 29, 8:10 a.m. The victim said he was walking when the suspect approached him from behind, pushed him, took his cell phone from his back pocket, and fled.
Fleet St., 2400 block, Aug. 29, 6:20 p.m. The victim said that the suspect knocked at her door. When she opened it a little, he forced his way inside and shoved her onto the sofa. He grabbed a cell phone from a stool and fled the home. A warrant was obtained.
N. Lakewood Ave., unit block, Aug. 30, 1:59 a.m. The victim said that the male suspects approached him, and one of them asked for a cigarette. The victim said no. The suspects walked a few feet away, and then turned around. One of them displayed a silver handgun and told the victim to “kick it out.” The suspects then grabbed the victim and took property from his pockets and his tennis shoes. The suspects fled.
S. Highland Ave., 100 block, Aug. 30, 3:46 a.m. The victim said that the suspects approached, and two of them displayed guns. One, with a silver gun, stated, “You know what time it is,” and pushed the victim to the ground. The suspect took his clothes, his cell phone and $500. The suspects then fled.
5 ½ St., 100 block, Aug. 30, 9:08 p.m. The victim said he was sitting on the steps when the suspects approached and demanded his wallet. One of the suspects climbed behind the victim to prevent his escape; a suspect then pointed a gun at him. The victim gave the suspects his money; they fled.
N. Caroline St., unit block, Aug. 30, 11:22 p.m. The victim said that while he was at the bus stop the suspects approached from behind and pointed a black BB gun at his back. One of them said, “You know what’s up.” They forced the victim behind some dumpsters and removed his property. The suspect with the gun hit the victim in the face with it; the suspects fled.
S. Linwood Ave., 200 block, Aug. 30, 6 p.m. The victim said she was walking in the block when the male suspect approached from behind and tried to snatch her purse. She held on to it and fell to the ground with it; the suspect fled. No property was taken.

Aggravated Assault
S. Spring Ct., 200 block, Aug. 24, 6:46 a.m. During an argument, the victim’s girlfriend allegedly pulled a knife from her dresser drawer and threatened him with it. She was arrested.
N. Linwood Ave., 400 block, Aug. 26, 1:25 p.m. The victim said that his friend came to the house, and an argument over money started. The friend picked up a telephone that the victim was using to call police and hit the victim in the side of the head. The suspect was arrested.

Burglary
Lloyd St., 100 block, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. An unknown suspect gained access to the garage and took two bikes.
S. Durham St., 200 block, Aug. 24, 4 p.m. The victim said that someone opened the lock box on her front door, took the keys, went into her house, took property, and left.
S. Ponca St., 700 block, Aug. 27, 8 a.m. An unknown suspect forced their way into the victim’s house by breaking the front door latch, went to the victim’s bedroom, and took a personal safe containing cash, a checkbook and a passport. No other rooms appeared to have been disturbed.
E. Lombard St., 2000 block, Aug. 29, 3:30 p.m. The victim said that someone pushed in the air conditioner, gained entry and took two TVs.
S. Newkirk St., 300 block, Aug. 30, 1:52 a.m. The victim said that the suspect came to the front door and they were arguing. The suspect then punched the door and broke the glass in an attempt to gain entry. The victim called the police and the suspect fled; a warrant was issued.
Eastern Ave., 3800 block, Aug. 30, 7 p.m. Officers responded to the location for a burglary and found the suspect leaving with property in his pocket. He was arrested.
E. Lombard St., 1800 block, Aug. 30, 10 p.m. The victim said that someone forced open the basement door, gained entry, took her bike, and fled.

Larceny from Auto
During the week of Aug. 24-30, larcenies from auto were reported in the following locations: S. Central Ave., unit block; E. Pratt St., 1900 and 2000 blocks; Aliceanna St., 1600 block; President St., 400 block; Fleet St., 1800 block; N. Luzerne Ave., 200 block; Orleans St., 2400 block; S. Clinton St., 200 block; E. Baltimore St., 3800 block; Toone St., 3200 block; S. Kresson St., 200 block; S. Streeper St., 1200 block; Dillon St., 3400 block; Hornel St., 300 block; Broening Hwy., 1200 block; S. Ponca St., 300 block.

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