Gayborhood Crime Watch
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The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between Jan. 13-19. 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 or call 215-686-TIPS (8477).Follow the 6th District on Twitter: @PPDBrianKorn.


— Between 6-7 p.m. Jan. 13, someone stole a 2009 Suzuki motorcycle from outside 306 S. 13th St.

— At 9:55 p.m. Jan. 14, a woman was using the parking kiosk at 301 S. Ninth St. when a male stole her iPhone from her hand and fled east on Spruce Street. The suspect was described as a black male in his 30s, wearing a tan coat and light-blue jeans.

— At 5:35 p.m. Jan. 15, a man held up an individual at gunpoint in the hallway of the apartment building at 1105 Spruce St. The suspect was described as a 5-foot-11 black male with braided hair and a heavy build, wearing a red bandana over his face, a long black coat, black knit cap and dark baggy pants. He fled west on Spruce Street.

— At 8 a.m. Jan. 16, a woman left her apartment in the unit block of South 13th Street, locked the door and returned at 12:45 p.m. to find a laptop, iPad and camera were missing. There was no forced entry into the premises; only building management has a key. Sixth District Officer Minnis attempted to lift fingerprints.

— At around 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16, someone stole a bicycle from inside Starbucks, 1001 Chestnut St.

— At 7 p.m. Jan. 16 (reported 9:15 p.m. to the 22nd District), a woman’s cell phone was snatched from her hand at 11th and Chestnut streets by a black male in his early 20s, wearing a black hoodie and jeans. He was last seen running south on 11th Street.

— At 7:10 p.m. Jan. 16, while in the subway concourse at 1300 Market St., a woman’s iPhone was snatched from her hand. The victim chased the suspect and retrieved the phone. The suspect was described as a black female teenager with a heavy build wearing a yellow jacket and jeans.

— Between 2-9:30 a.m. Jan. 17, someone stole cash from the register at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St. The door was found open, with no forced entry. Central Detective Division was on scene to recover evidence and fingerprints.


— At 9:05 p.m. Jan. 15, 6th District Officers Butler and Burell arrested a male outside 251 S. 13th St. who was wanted on a warrant for probation violations. The 48-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with escape.

— At 2 a.m. Jan. 16, 6th District Officer Williams arrested a male inside the Capitol Grill, 1338 Chestnut St., after he broke a window to gain access and went to sleep in one of the booths. The 19-year-old homeless suspect was charged with criminal mischief and related offenses.

— At 9 p.m. Jan. 17, two males and a female entered an apartment in the 1200 block of Walnut Street using a key stolen from a complainant earlier. Once inside, the trio confronted the victim’s cousin and stole a laptop from a table after a struggle with the occupant. The female suspect, who is the ex-girlfriend of the complainant, was arrested in the 14th District and charged with robbery and related offenses. Central Detective Division will obtain arrest warrants for her two alleged accomplices.

— At 1:25 p.m. Jan. 18, 6th District plainclothes Officers Calhoun and Kovach arrested two males running a curbside gambling operation outside 27 S. 11th St. The 41-year-old suspect with a Francisville address was running a Bottle Cap (Shell) Game, and the 49-year-old suspect with a West Philadelphia address was running a Three Card Monte Game. Both were charged with gambling and related offenses.

— At 2:40 p.m. Jan. 18, 6th District Officer Romanczuk was on patrol and heard a woman yell for help at 400 S. 10th St. The officer saw a male running north on 10th Street with a woman chasing him and stopped the male after observing him discard a handbag and iPhone. The woman identified the man for snatching her handbag, and all items were recovered and returned to her. The 22-year-old suspect with a Tioga address was charged with robbery and related offenses.

— At 1:05 a.m. Jan. 19, a man exited Woody’s Bar, 202 S. 13th St., and another man asked to borrow his phone. After using the phone, the male simulated having a weapon, demanded cash and fled south on 13th Street. Officers from the 17th District apprehended a suspect at 16th and Bainbridge streets. No weapon was recovered. The 36-year-old suspect with a Chester address was charged with robbery and related offenses.

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