Gayborhood Crime Watch: Dec. 14-20, 2015

Gayborhood Crime Watch: Dec. 14-20, 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 Dec. 14-20. 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. 13 (reported Dec. 14), an individual was struck on the back of the head outside 200 S. 13th St. No description of the culprit was provided.

— At 2:05 p.m. Dec. 14, a man handed the teller at PNC Bank, 1111 Market St., a demand note and fled with cash. He was described as black, in his 50s, 6 feet, thin, with a gray beard and wearing a gray hoodie and gray cap. 

— At 2:20 a.m. Dec. 15, someone knocked down an intoxicated person in the 1200 block of Chancellor Street and stole a cell phone and wallet. 

— At 9:45 a.m. Dec. 17, a resident in an apartment in the 1200 block of Addison Walk heard doors open and close and spotted an open window. It appeared an intruder entered through the window and exited via the front door, but did not steal anything. 

— At 7:55 p.m. Dec. 18, a teen on a bicycle snatched a woman’s iPhone from her hand outside 800 Spruce St. He fled west on Spruce and was described as black, age 15-16, wearing a gray hoodie and jeans and riding a black bicycle.

— There was one theft from a vehicle reported Dec. 14-20: outside 900 Pine St. 

— There were two bicycle thefts reported Dec. 14-20: outside 800 Spruce St. and 840 Walnut St. 


— At 10:20 p.m. Dec. 15, an individual cut another on the chin with a razor during an argument outside 1200 Locust St. Sixth District officers arrested a suspect Dec. 16 outside 200 S. Juniper St. The 46-year-old with a shelter address was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses.

— On Dec. 19, Sixth District officers arrested a woman outside 229 S. Broad St. who was wanted for failure to appear for court. The 37-year-old South Philadelphia woman was charged with contempt of court.

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