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— Between 9:10-10 a.m. Oct. 21, someone stole a 2001 Ford pick-up truck that had been parked at the construction site at 1100 Market St. with its engine running. The vehicle was recovered unoccupied Oct. 24 in the 2300 block of Kip Street in the 24th District.


— At 10:40 p.m. Oct. 13, a man asked another man for money outside 1305 Locust St. but, when the complainant took out his wallet, the perpetrator pushed him down, stole the wallet and fled west. He was described as white, in his 30s, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, with a buzz haircut and blue eyes and wearing a brown shirt and gray sweatpants. For video of the incident, visit


— At 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5, security video showed a man stealing a wallet from a woman’s handbag that was on the back of a chair inside Bru Bar, 1318 Chestnut St. The suspect was described as black, in his 30s, 6-foot-1, with a heavy build and wearing a Seahawks baseball cap, white thermal shirt and a gold chain.

— At 11:45 p.m. Oct. 5, a woman was walking in the 700 block of Lombard Street when a man came from behind and reached his hand up her skirt. He fled south on a bicycle. The suspect was described as Hispanic, short, with black hair and wearing a blue shirt. 

— Between 11 a.m. Oct. 1 and 1 p.m. Oct. 6, someone stole a 2001 Mercury that was parked in the 1100 block of Pine Street.

— At 1 p.m. Oct. 6, a woman was approached outside 901 Market St. by a man asking her to buy him food. She politely declined and the man threw hot coffee on the woman and fled south. The woman sustained minor injuries. The suspect was described as white, 50, with white hair and wearing a white T-shirt with a stain on the front. 

— At 5:20 p.m. Oct. 7, a group of males snatched an iPhone in the 1300 block of Locust Street and fled north. The phone was recovered on the sidewalk, and the suspects were described only as five black teens wearing hoodies.

— At 8:25 a.m. Oct. 10, an employee of Smokin’ Betty’s, 116 S. 11th St., found a man inside stealing liquor. The employee recovered the items and the man fled. He was described as black, 50, with a beard, wearing a red jacket and brown pants. Central Detectives processed the scene for evidence.

— At 3:45 a.m. Oct. 11, a man was using his iPhone and walking in the 1300 block of Locust Street when he was punched by a black male, who stole the phone and fled east. A group of about six black males and females then came up and punched the male again, used slurs and stole his wallet.

— At 5:45 p.m. Oct. 11, a woman was standing near the stage in the 1200 block of Locust Street at OutFest when a male stole a backpack from her and fled. The suspect was described as a white male with red hair, wearing a plaid shirt.

— There was one theft from a parked vehicle reported Oct. 5-11: outside 400 S. Ninth St.

— There was one theft of a bicycle reported Oct. 5-11: outside 1119 Market St. 


— At 2:50 a.m. Oct. 5, a passerby reports being grabbed and forced into an ATM vestibule at 1100 Chestnut St. by a man who demanded cash. The victim was unable to withdraw any cash and was then knocked down by the man, who stole the victim’s cell phone. A security officer from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital witnessed the incident and detained the man until police arrived. The 41-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with robbery and related offenses. 


— At 8:30 a.m. Oct. 5, Center City District officers issued a citation for a summary offense inside 1101 Market St.

— On Oct. 6, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 1:20 a.m. outside 200 S. 13th St. and 11:40 a.m. outside 1300 Walnut St.

— At 12:10 p.m. Oct. 7, Sixth District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1200 Manning St.

— At 1:15 p.m. Oct. 9, Sixth District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 299 S. Watts St. 

— On Oct. 11, Sixth District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 8:40 p.m. outside 300 S. 13th St. and 9:20 p.m. outside 301 S. 13th St. 


— At 1:50 p.m. Sept. 21, a man reports being punched outside 1046 Market St. by another man who had asked him for money. The culprit, who also stole his iPhone, was described as a 5-foot-8 black male, thin, with a beard and short curly hair.


— At 4:30 a.m. Sept. 15, police and fire personnel responded to a fire in a building under reconstruction at 208 S. 13th St. The building was fully engulfed and the fire went to three alarms. No injuries were reported, but two adjacent buildings were damaged. Fire, police and federal investigators have determined that the fire was an arson. A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.


— At 12:40 a.m. Aug. 17, police responded to an alarm at a residence in the 800 block of Addison Street and found a basement window had been forced open. A walk-through with a key-holder was conducted with negative results, and nothing was reported stolen. 


— At 12:20 a.m. Aug. 10, a man was accosted outside 201 S. Camac St. by three males who punched and kicked him and stole his shopping bag. The perpetrators were black. One had an afro and was wearing a green hoodie, while another was wearing a red hoodie and the third was wearing a white T-shirt.

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