Gayborhood Crime Watch

Gayborhood Crime Watch

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The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between Aug. 12-18. Information is courtesy of 6th District Capt. Brian Korn; Stacy Irving, senior director, Crime Prevention Service; Center City District; the Police Liaison Committee and Midtown Village Merchants Association. To report crime tips, visit or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).

INCIDENTS — At 10:45 p.m. Aug. 12, a man stole a woman’s handbag that was hanging from the back of a chair inside Strangelove’s, 216 S. 11th St. The suspect was described as a white male in his 40s with glasses, tattoos on his arms, and wearing baggy shorts and a white T-shirt. — Between 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 9 a.m. Aug. 13, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 924 Pine St. — Between 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 9:45 a.m. Aug. 13, someone stole an unsecured bicycle from outside 708 Pine St. — At 7 p.m. Aug. 13, a woman’s wallet was stolen from her handbag while she sat in the popup beer garden at 313 S. Broad St. The suspect was described as a black male in his 40s who may have been in the company of a female. — Between 9 p.m.-11:10 p.m. Aug. 15, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 212 S. 12th St. — Between 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 16, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 800 Spruce St. — At 1:45 p.m. Aug. 17, a woman was entering her 10th-floor room inside the Parker-Spruce Hotel, 261 S. 13th St., when a male with a knife pushed his way into the room and took her wallet. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male with a light complexion, about 30, with a stocky build and short hair, wearing a light T-shirt and jeans. The scene was processed for evidence by Central Detective Division. Investigators have identified the suspect, and an arrest warrant has been obtained. — Between noon-5:30 p.m. Aug. 17, someone stole a wallet from an unlocked 2001 Chevy that was parked at 12th and Latimer streets. The incident was reported to the First District. — At 7:45 p.m. Aug. 17, someone stole a handbag from a chair inside Amis, 412 S. 13th St.. The culprit was described as a white male with a heavy build and tattoos on his arms, wearing a tan button-down shirt, tan shorts and white sneakers.

NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — At 1:35 p.m. Aug. 14, 6th District plainclothes officers made an arrest for prostitution outside the 1300 block of Spruce St. — On Aug. 15, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Grant set up surveillance in the area of Juniper and Walnut streets and, at 11 a.m., observed a male steal a bicycle from outside 203 S. Juniper St. The 51-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address was charged with theft.

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