Gayborhood Crime Watch: June 22-28
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The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between May 30-June 10. 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).

INCIDENTS

— At midnight May 30 (reported 11:20 a.m., 9th District), a man reported he was walking in the 1300 block of Market Street when three males accosted him, lifted him up and took his wallet. The suspects were described as black males, no physical descriptions given. One was wearing a black hat and jeans, another was wearing a white T-shirt and a baseball cap and the other was wearing a button-down shirt.

— Between 2:15-4:30 p.m. May 30, someone entered a residence in the 900 block of Latimer Street without force and stole a laptop and a wallet. Sixth District Officer Chim attempted to lift fingerprints.

— At 2:15 p.m. May 31, a man was walking in the 200 block of South Eighth Street when a male reached into his rear pocket, took his wallet and ran north on Eighth. The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s with a medium complexion and a thin build and wearing a black shirt with a red letter, red cap and tan cargo shorts.

— At 4 a.m. June 1, a woman was accosted in the 1200 block of St. James Street by a male who punched her, knocked her down and took her Droid phone. The suspect was described as a black male, 25 years old, 5-foot-6, with short hair with a discolored right eye, and wearing an orange-and-white striped shirt.

— At 12:30 a.m. June 3, complainant was inside The Boilermaker, 216 S. 11th St., with a Droid phone on the table. A male took the phone and fled; he was last seen running west on Walnut. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a white shirt, rolled-up blue jeans and work boots.

— At 10 p.m. June 3, a man was walking in the 300 block of South 11th Street when two males approached from behind, hit him on the head with an unknown object and took his iPhone. The suspects fled east on Clinton and were described as black males, both 14-18 years old, both wearing all-black clothing and baseball caps.

— Between 1:30-2:08 a.m. June 4, a 2012 Jeep parked outside 1216 Locust St. was stolen. It was recovered June 5 in Deptford, N.J.

— Between 6:45 p.m. June 7 and 8 a.m. June 8, a secured bicycle was stolen from the 300 block of South Eighth Street.

— At 9:50 p.m. June 8, while exchanging phone numbers outside 13th and Spruce streets, a male pointed an unknown black object at another male and demanded his money. The suspect fled in a taxi and was described as a black male, 28 years old, 6-foot tall, bald and wearing a black shirt, a gray hoodie and white Air Force 1 Nike sneakers.

— At 7:45 p.m. June 10, a woman was at 10th and Market streets when a male came from behind, stuck an unknown object (claiming it was a gun) to her back and demanded her laptop and money. The woman said she had no money and could not get the strap to the laptop case over her shoulder. The male took two credit cards and fled. The woman did not see the suspect and could not provide a description.

NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS

— At 12:15 a.m. May 29, a man was in the parking lot at 1110 Sansom St. when four males, all known to the victim, confronted him with a handgun and demanded items. The man wrestled with the gunman and the suspects fled west on Sansom. Police recovered a .25 caliber handgun in the 1300 block of Sansom. Central Detective Division obtained warrants for all four suspects and arrested them at 6:30 p.m. May 29. All four, ages 17, 19, 19 and 20, all with South Philadelphia addresses, were charged with robbery and related offenses.

— On May 29, 6th District Officers Ferrero and Blackburn were assigned to plainclothes duty to address bicycle thefts in the area. They set up surveillance in the 200 block of South Juniper Street and at 1:15 p.m. observed a male take a bicycle without permission and attempt to walk away with it. The 41-year-old suspect with a Roxborough address was charged with theft.

— On May 30, 6th District Officers Ferrero and Blackburn were assigned to plainclothes duty to address bicycle thefts in the area. They set up surveillance in the 200 block South Juniper Street and at 5:40 p.m. observed a male take a bicycle without permission and attempt to walk away with it. The 20-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with theft.

— On May 31, 6th District Officers Ferrero and Blackburn were assigned to plainclothes duty to address bicycle thefts in the area. They set up surveillance outside 208 S. Juniper St. and at 1:35 p.m. observed a male take a bicycle without permission and attempt to walk away with it. The 54-year-old homeless suspect was charged with theft.

— On May 31, Jefferson University security officers observed a male cutting a lock from a bicycle outside 1020 Locust St. The male was apprehended after a foot pursuit. The 41-year-old suspect with a Camden, N.J., address was charged with attempted theft.

— At 3 p.m. June 2, 6th District Officers Ferrero and Blackburn observed a three-card monty game operating outside 1046 Market St. The male operating the game was apprehended after resisting arrest, and both he and the arresting officer fell through a plate glass window of the CVS. The 36-year-old suspect with a North Philadelphia address was charged with gambling and resisting arrest.

— At 7:10 p.m. June 7, an employee of Mercado Restaurant, 1216 Spruce St., saw a female seated at a table reach into the handbag of another patron at a table next to her and attempt to take a wallet. The employee confronted the female, took her picture and ordered her to leave. Sixth District Officer Corrado responded to the employee’s 911 call, saw the photo and obtained a description. The officer stopped the suspect 15 minutes later at 13th and Pine streets, where she was identified by the employee. The 35-year-old suspect with a Feltonville address was charged with attempted theft.

— At 6:55 p.m. June 8 inside Macy’s, 1300 Market St., a female was observed by store security removing a wallet from the handbag of a customer. The 35-year-old suspect with a Lawncrest address was held for police and charged with theft.

— At 12:20 p.m. June 9, 6th District officers set up surveillance in the East Market Street area and, on the northeast corner of 10th and Market streets, observed two males purchase pills from a female. Police recovered a quantity of pills, one narcotic, two prescription non-narcotics, and marijuana. The 33-year-old female with a Northeast Philadelphia address was charged with illegal narcotic sales and the 26- and 22-year-old males, both with Northeast Philadelphia addresses, were charged with possession of narcotics.

— Between 2-4:15 p.m. June 10, a 2009 Honda parked in the 300 block of South Eighth Street was taken without permission. At 7:15 p.m., same date, 24th District police stopped the vehicle in the 100 block of East Tusculum Street. The 29-year-old operator with a Tacony address was taken into custody and charged with auto theft and related offenses.
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