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 Sixth Police District between July 19-23.

Information is courtesy of Sixth District Capt. Brian Korn; Stacy Irving, senior director, Crime Prevention Service; Center City District; the Police Liaison Committee and Midtown Village Merchants Association.

REPORT: Between midnight-5:30 a.m. July 19, out-of-town complainant’s 2003 Toyota, parked in the 1200 block of Walnut Street, had a window smashed and a GPS, cell phone, radar detector and a stethoscope taken. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone, police were not dispatched, therefore no prints were lifted.

REPORT: At 1:25 p.m. July 19, complainant was walking in the subway concourse, 1300 Market St. when a group of teenagers grabbed her, pushed her down and took her cell phone. The group fled west through the concourse. The only description provided was four males and four female, ages 14-15 years.

REPORT: Between 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. July 19, complainants’ laptops were taken from a coffee table inside their apartment in the 900 block of Lombard Street. There was no forced entry into the premises. Sixth District Officer DeLuca attempted to lift fingerprints.

ARRESTS: At 11:02 p.m. July 19, complainant was accosted in the subway, 1100 Market St., and her handbag was taken by two males and a female. Sixth District Officer Stone apprehended all three offenders at 10th and Cherry streets. One of the males had in his possession a Taser; the other male had in his possession a debit card in the name of this complainant and one from a complainant from an earlier robbery in the 1000 block of Appletree Street. Both of the male suspects, ages 21 and 19, both with North Philadelphia addresses, were charged with robberies; the 18-year-old female was charged in the Market Street robbery.

REPORT: Between 8:30 a.m.-noon July 20, complainant’s secured bicycle was stolen from outside 252 S. 10th St.

REPORT: Between 5 p.m. July 19 and 9 a.m. July 20, complainant’s 2004 Pontiac, parked in the 1000 block of Spruce Street, had a window smashed and a GPS, iPod and stereo taken. This report was received by the DPR Unit via phone, police were not dispatched, therefore no prints were lifted.

REPORT: Between 8:30 a.m.-noon July 20, complainant’s secured bicycle was taken from outside 252 S. 10th St. without permission.

REPORT: Between 1-1:25 p.m. July 20, complainant’s bicycle was stolen from outside 826 Walnut St.

REPORT: Between 6:30-9 p.m. July 23, complainant’s unlocked 2007 Dodge, parked in the 400 block of South Ninth Street had a bag of clothing and an iPod taken, no forced entry.


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