Gayborhood Crime Watch: Dec. 21-27, 2015

Gayborhood Crime Watch: Dec. 21-27, 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. 21-27. 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 1:10 p.m. Dec. 21, a man reached into the pocket of a customer inside 901 Market St. and stole cash. He was described as black, in his 40s, bald, scruffy and wearing a green bomber jacket.

— At 3:35 p.m. Dec. 21, a teen snatched an iPhone from a person’s hand outside 1201 Market St. He was described as a black male, about 15, 5-foot-5 and wearing black clothing.

— At 5:45 p.m. Dec. 22, two men stole a bag from a man near 1100 Sansom St. Both suspects were described as black, the first about 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, with a beard and wearing a brown jacket and black hat, and the second wearing a red jacket.

— At 10:20 p.m. Dec. 24, a man on a bicycle snatched an iPhone from a person’s hand outside 401 S. Broad St. He was described as short, Latino and wearing a baseball cap and gray shirt.

— There was one theft from a parked vehicle Dec. 21-27: outside 800 Pine St.

— There was one theft of a bicycle Dec. 21-27: outside 1315 Spruce St.


— At 4 a.m. Dec. 27, Sixth District officers escorted a male from the front of Voyeur, 1221 St. James St., because he was yelling profanities at patrons and employees and causing a disturbance. The man then kicked the side of the officer’s patrol car, causing damage. The 34-year-old man with a Jamison address was charged with criminal mischief and related offenses.

— At 8:20 p.m. Dec. 27, an employee of Tabu was in the rear of the business, 1206 Chancellor St., when a man approached, threatening him with a butter knife. The employee and a coworker disarmed the suspect and held him for police. The 49-year-old homeless suspect was charged with aggravated assault. 

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