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 Oct. 22-28. 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 6 p.m. Oct. 20, a woman was in the 1200 block of Market Street when a male on a bicycle snatched a gold chain from her neck. The suspect was described as a black male teenager on a beige bicycle. — At 5:20 p.m. Oct. 23, a man was walking in the 1100 block of Ludlow Street when three males started to punch and kick him and took his wallet. The first suspect was described as a black male, 5-foot-11, wearing a dirty white hoodie; the second as a black male, 5-foot-9, wearing a white hoodie and black pants; and the third as a white male, 6-foot, wearing a gray shirt. — At 9:20 p.m. Oct. 26, a man was in the 1100 block of Spruce Street when a male snatched his iPhone from his hand. The complainant tried to retrieve it and the suspect punched him in the fact. The suspect was described as a black male, 6-foot, with short hair, wearing a black sweatsuit with red and white stripes. — At 11:30 p.m. Oct. 26, a woman returned to her apartment in the 1200 block of Spruce Street and heard someone in her bedroom. Police responded and found that someone had gained entry through a window and stole a laptop.

NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — On Oct. 23, a laptop was discovered missing from the security desk inside the lobby at Arise Academy Charter School, 1118 Market St. Review of the security video showed a student took the laptop and left the building. At 5 p.m. Oct. 24, 6th District Officer Sweeney reviewed the video, found the female suspect out front of the school and took her into custody. The 18-year-old was charged with theft. — At 12:55 a.m. Oct. 24, 6th District Officer Erwin arrested a male outside 1200 Sansom St. who was wanted for failure to appear for court. The 26-year-old South Philadelphian was charged with contempt of court. — At 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26, a woman was at 11th and Pine streets when a female ran up behind her and grabbed her handbag. The victim struggled to recover the bag and the suspect fled. A short time later, the same suspect attempted to rob a store in the 600 block of South Ninth Street and was apprehended. The 52-year-old suspect with a Queen Village address was charged with two counts of robbery and related offenses.

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