Since Aug. 19, there have been multiple residential burglaries in which a fire escape has been utilized to help the burglar gain entry to the properties:
• 11:10 a.m. in the 500 block of Spruce St.; suspect was a bald black man wearing a gray T-shirt with “Party Reflections” written on back, tan shorts, white sneakers and carrying a blue duffel bag.
• Aug. 23 in the 700 block of Walnut Street, Aug. 25 in the 700 block of Walnut Street and between Aug. 24-Sept. 5 in the 700 block of Walnut Street; suspect was a black man wearing a white baseball cap, a white T-shirt and faded black shorts.
• Between 8:50 a.m.-5:22 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 800 block of Pine Street.
• Between 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the 800 block of Pine Street.
• Between 9:50 a.m. Sept. 16 and 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in the 1200 block Pine Street.
— Between 8:50 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. Sept. 16, someone broke into two separate buildings on the 800 block of Pine Street. Both were accessed by a common fire escape. The scenes were processed by a Sixth District crime scene-trained officer with negative results. Central Detectives is investigating the matter.
— Between 9:50 a.m. Sept. 16 and 2 p.m. Sept. 17, an unknown individual gained access to an apartment window in the 1200 block of Spruce Street through a fire escape, stealing several items. A Sixth District crime scene officer lifted prints that will be analyzed.
— At 2:15 p.m. Sept. 17, a man robbed the Dunkin Donuts at 808 Chestnut St. at gunpoint. He was described as black, about 45, with a slim build and dark complexion, wearing a dark baseball cap and a blue jersey.
— At 2:35 a.m. Sept. 18, police found a 22-year-old man suffering from a stab wound at 15th and Market streets and transported him to Hahnemann University Hospital. A blood trail was traced from 15th and Market to the 1200 block of Walnut Street. Central Detectives is investigating the matter.
— There was one theft from a parked vehicle reported Sept. 12-18: in the 400 block of South Ninth Street.
— There were three bicycle thefts reported Sept. 12-18: outside 1300 Irving St., 900 Clinton St. and 1300 Spruce St.
— At 5:50 p.m. Sept. 13, Center City District Officer Perkins arrested a 26-year-old man in the 200 block of South Broad Street for failure to appear on a prior criminal charge.
— At 8 p.m. Sept. 16, Officers Seifert and Wenger arrested a 35-year-old man for committing a burglary inside Varga Bar, 941 Spruce St. The man was an employee and allegedly made an unauthorized entry into the establishment and stole money.
— At 7:20 p.m. Sept. 12, a SEPTA Police Department officer arrested a 44-year-old man at 1100 Market St. for carrying a large amount of narcotics on the Market-Frankford Line.
— At 8:20 a.m. Sept. 13, Center City District Officer Gough issued a summary citation to a 24-year-old man in the 100 block of South 12th Street.
— At 11:40 a.m. Sept. 13, Sixth District Officer Downey issued a summary citation to a 45-year-old man for defiant trespass inside Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 111 S. 11th St.
— At 1:37 a.m. Sept. 14, Sixth District Officer Coupas issued a summary citation to a 36-year-old man in the 1300 block of Locust Street for drinking from an open container of alcohol.
— At 9:15 p.m. Sept. 18, Sixth District Officer Grant issued two summary citations to 48- and 50-year-old men in the 300 block of South Juniper Street for drinking from open containers of alcohol.
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