Gayborhood Crime Watch: Jan. 23-29, 2017

Gayborhood Crime Watch: Jan. 23-29, 2017

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— At 12:30 a.m. Jan. 23, a man walked into the Vintage Wine Bar at 129 S. 13th St. and pointed a black semi-automatic firearm at the bartender. The suspect handed a small bag over to the bartender and demanded he fill it with money. The employee complied, and the suspect fled in an unknown direction. He was described as black, between 25-35, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4, with a large build and a medium complexion, wearing dark pants, a red hooded sweatshirt with white writing across the chest and dark gloves.

— At 1:21 a.m. Jan. 23, someone gained entry to Opa, 1311 Sansom St., through an unlocked window, broke open a cash register and stole money.

— Between 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25 and 11 a.m. Jan. 26, someone gained access through unlocked windows to vacant apartments in the 400 block of South Ninth Street and stole all of the appliances.

— At 4:52 p.m. Jan. 29, a man walked into Velvet Lily, 1204 Chestnut St., and told the clerk he was shopping for a gift. While the employee was showing him around the store, the suspect reached down and pulled her legs out from underneath her, causing her to fall to the floor. The suspect then demanded money from the clerk who, despite being punched by the suspect, was able to fight him off and chase him from the store. He was described as black, in his 40s, 5-foot-9, bald, with a thin build and a scruffy face, wearing light-blue jeans, a brown puffy coat and black sneakers or boots.

— At 8:10 p.m. Jan. 29, an attendant at ANB Parking Lot, 1314 Spruce St., reported he was assaulted by a customer over a parking fee. The employee said the suspect also vandalized the parking booth and forced the attendant to return his car keys before fleeing without paying the lot fee. He was described as white, in his 30s, 6-feet tall, with a stocky build and wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans. He was driving a white SUV.

— There were five thefts from parked vehicles reported Jan. 23-29: outside 908 Cypress St., 254 S. 12th St. and 200 S. 12th St., and two outside 237 S. Broad St.

— There was one theft of an automobile reported Jan. 23-29: outside 320 S. 12th St.


— At 5 p.m. Jan. 24, police arrested a 56-year-old man for a probation violation in the 1100 block of Market Street.

— At 3 a.m. Jan. 25, police arrested a 28-year-old man for disorderly conduct in the 1300 block of Latimer Street.

— At 10 p.m. Jan. 29, police issued a summary citation to a 28-year-old man for defiant trespass inside Macy’s, 1300 Market St., after finding him inside a stairway in the store after it closed.

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