Gayborhood Crime Watch: Dec. 18-24, 2015

Gayborhood Crime Watch: Dec. 18-24, 2015

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The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between Nov. 30-Dec. 6. 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. To report crime tips, visit or call 215-686-TIPS.



— At 2:15 a.m. Dec. 1, a man was walking in the 1100 block of Pine Street when a man exited a vehicle, punched him, stole his wallet and fled east on Pine Street in a dark-colored Jeep. The suspect was described as a 30-year-old white man with short, red hair and wearing tan sweatpants.

— At 10:15 p.m. Dec. 2, a woman was walking in the 400 block of South Eighth Street when a man on a bicycle rode by and grabbed her buttocks. He was described as 6-feet tall and was wearing a dark hoodie, jeans and a baseball cap.

— At 1:55 p.m. Dec. 4, someone entered an apartment in the 1100 block of Spruce Street through a window on the fire escape and stole a laptop. Witnesses saw a man descending the fire escape and described him as black,  about 5-foot-10 with a light complexion, wearing a gray hoodie and carrying a backpack. Sixth District Officer Corrado lifted fingerprints.

— At 4 a.m. Dec. 5, two men were stabbed in the abdomen outside Voyeur Nightclub, 1200 St. James St., during an argument. The suspect was described as a 23-year-old black man, 5-foot-6, with a medium build and medium complexion and wearing a purple hoodie and tan jacket.

— There were two thefts from parked vehicles reported Nov. 30-Dec. 6: outside 900 Pine St. and 822 Pine St.

— There were four thefts of bicycles reported Nov. 30-Dec. 6: outside 333 S. Broad St., 1020 Pine St., 1100 Walnut St. and 204 S. 12th St. 


— At 1:40 a.m. Dec. 5, a man punched an acquaintance and stole his wallet inside the parking garage at 1201 Walnut St. Sixth District Officer Auman apprehended the suspect a short distance away. The 23-year-old man with a Feltonville address was charged with robbery and related offenses.


— At 6:20 p.m. Dec. 5, Sixth District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1200 Chancellor St. 

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