The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between Oct. 1-7. 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 www.phillypolice.com or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).
INCIDENTS — At 1 a.m. Oct. 1, a man was at 11th and Sansom streets when a male with a handgun struck him on the head and took his wallet. The suspect was a black male in his late 20s. — At 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1, a woman was in the 800 block of Walnut Street when two males snatched her handbag. The suspects were described as black males, the first wearing a red hat, white shirt and jeans, and the second in a black hoodie, black pants and black sneakers. — Between midnight and 5 p.m. Oct. 2, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 225 S. 12th St. — At 3:45 p.m. Oct. 4, a woman was in the 900 block of Walnut Street when a man on a dark gray bicycle rode by and snatched a chain from her neck, then fled south on Ninth Street. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, wearing a gray hoodie and jeans. — At 6:15 p.m. Oct. 5, a man was in the stairwell of a parking garage at 1001 Market St. when a man with a knife took his iPhone. The suspect was described as a 6-foot black male, bald with a dark complexion, and wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants. — At 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 1100 Walnut St. — Between Aug. 6 and Oct. 6, complainants left their residence in the 300 block of South Quince Street in the care of a house sitter. Contractors were working inside during this time, and numerous items went missing. — At 12:15 p.m. Oct. 6, a man handed a teller at TD Bank, 121 S. Broad St., a note demanding money. The man was given cash, and a dye pack exploded outside when he was getting on a bicycle to get away. The man was described as Hispanic, 35-45, 5-foot-9, with a light brown complexion, medium build and a light beard, wearing glasses and a red Phillies cap. — Between 2-4:50 p.m. Oct. 6, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 1200 Walnut St. — Between 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 a.m. Oct. 7, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 1100 Walnut St. — At 9 a.m. Oct. 7, a man entered the 7-11 at 1201 Chestnut St. with his shirt pulled up over his face and carrying an American flag with a sharpened tip and demanded money. The employee refused and the man fled. Nothing was taken. The suspect was described as a black male, 20-25, and 5-foot-8, with a medium build and dark complexion, wearing a brown shirt.
— Between midnight and 12:50 p.m. Oct. 7, someone smashed a window of a 2001 Mercedes that was parked in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street. A backpack was taken.
NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — At 1:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Center City District Officers Moore and Pagan observed an illegal narcotic transaction outside 10th and Market streets. They apprehended and charged a 39-year-old suspect with illegal narcotic sales. Recovered were 11 prescription narcotic pills. — On Oct. 3, Center City District Officers Moore and Bates observed an illegal narcotic transaction on the 900 block of Market Street. They apprehended and charged a 44-year-old and a 27-year-old, both with Northeast Philadelphia addresses, with illegal narcotic sales. Recovered were 45 prescription narcotic pills. — On Oct. 5, Center City District Officers Pagan and Jones observed an illegal narcotic transaction on the 900 block of Market Street. They apprehended and charged a 26-year-old with a Frankford address with illegal narcotic sales. Recovered were 10 prescription narcotic pills and marijuana.