The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between May 20-26. 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).
— At 2:30 a.m. May 20, two males followed a man from 16th and Pine streets to 1200 block of Waverly Street and punched the victim, stealing his wallet and cell phone. The first suspect was described as a white male in his late 20s with a thin build and goatee, wearing a cap and a red shirt; the second was described as a black male in his late 20s with a thin build, wearing a gray hoodie and a backpack. — At 6:40 p.m. May 21, someone snatched a woman’s iPhone from her hand at the corner of 10th and Chestnut streets. The suspect was a described as a 15-year-old black male, 5-foot-5, about 100 pounds, with tattoos and wearing a blue T-shirt and tan shorts. — At 1:30 p.m. May 24, someone stole an iPad from a desk inside Show of Hands, 1006 Pine St., while the owner was helping a customer. The suspect was described as a black female, between 20 and 30, with a heavy build, wearing a tan jacket and red head covering, pushing a stroller. — At 1:30 p.m. May 24, someone stole a cell phone from a counter inside Bereket Furniture, 1032 Pine St. The incident was captured on video and showed the suspect to be a black male, 5-foot-10, with a thin build and glasses, wearing a gray hoodie and tan pants. — At 9:45 p.m. May 25, someone stole a bicycle from a customer who had left the bike outside while ordering food inside the Burger King at 15 S. Eighth St. — Between 7:50-10:30 p.m. May 25, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 100 S. Ninth St. — At 12:50 a.m. May 26, two groups of patrons were ejected from McGillin’s, 1310 Drury St., for fighting inside, and one of the males involved was assaulted outside 100 S. 13th St. He was knocked unconscious and sustained a possible broken jaw. The suspect was a white male about 50, wearing a white shirt. — At 2:35 a.m. May 26, a man was standing at 13th and Market streets when a male walked up and asked him about his iPhone and then snatched it, fleeing north on 13th Street. The suspect was described as a black male, 5-foot-10, 130-150 pounds, with a goatee and wearing a dark green hoodie. — At 3:20 p.m. May 26, a woman was sitting in the lobby of the Marriott, 1201 Market St., with her handbag on a chair next to her when a male stole the bag and fled onto 13th Street. Hotel security gave chase but lost the male in the area of Broad and Race streets. The suspect was described as a white male in his 30s wearing a long-sleeve white shirt and black shorts.
— At 7:45 p.m. May 20, 6th District Officer Braceland arrested a 64-year-old male with a Francisville address for failure to pay for his meal at Varalli Restaurant, 231 S. Broad St. — At 10:55 a.m. May 21, 6th District plainclothes Officers Ferrero and Hill observed an illegal narcotics transaction outside 901 Market St. The seller and two buyers were apprehended and a quantity of narcotics pills were confiscated. The 38-year-old suspected seller with a Logan address was charged with illegal narcotic sales, while the 58- and 42-year-old suspected buyers were charged with possession of controlled substances. — At 4:30 p.m. May 22, a woman was on the Market-Frankford train when a male snatched her cell phone and fled at 11th and Market streets. Center City District Officers Lawson and Manzo made the apprehension at 900 Market St., and a 15-year-old suspect with a Germantown address was charged with theft and related offenses. — At 8:45 p.m. May 22, a man was inside Tabu, 210 S. 12th St., when a witness saw another male steal his iPhone from his table and exit. Sixth District Officers Butler and Burrell responded to the 911 call, stopped the man and recovered the phone. The 38-year-old suspect with a West Philadelphia address was charged with theft.
— On May 20, Center City District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 1 p.m. outside 1300 Market St. and at 1:50 p.m. outside 1300 Chestnut St. Sixth District officers issued a citation at 8:20 p.m. outside 233 S. 13th St. — On May 21, Center City District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 11:05 a.m. outside 730 Market St. and at 1 p.m. outside 801 Market St. — On May 22, Center City District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 11:45 a.m. outside 1000 Chestnut St. and at 1 p.m. outside 1014 Market St. Sixth District officers issued citations at 2:50 p.m. outside 1200 Manning St. and at 7:35 p.m. outside 1200 Chestnut St. — On May 23, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 9:55 p.m. outside 1318 Walnut St. and at 11:20 p.m. outside 1314 Walnut St. — On May 24, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 9:10 p.m. outside 1300 Drury St. and at 11:25 p.m. outside 1314 Walnut St.