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. 27-Feb. 2. 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.


— At 3:35 p.m. Jan. 28, a man stole tip money from a table as he exited IHOP at 1320 Walnut St. When confronted, the man became verbally aggressive and then fled. He was described as a black male in his 20s, 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, and wearing a black hoodie under a jean jacket.

— At 1 p.m. Jan. 29, a woman exiting the Route 42 SEPTA bus in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street was bumped by another passenger. She then noticed that her wallet was missing from her handbag. The suspect was described as a black male wearing glasses, a gray jacket and jeans.

— At 3:15 a.m. Feb. 1, a man was accosted in the 200 block of South 13th Street by two males who punched him and stole cigarettes and cash from his pockets. The suspects fled south on 13th Street. Both were described as black males; the first was 5-foot-8, had a dark complexion and was wearing glasses, a striped shirt and tan khakis, and the second was 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds with a dark complexion.

— At 4 a.m. Feb. 1, 6th District police responded to an alarm at Bronzed Airbrush, 1120 Walnut St., and found the door had been forced open. After checking the property with a K-9 unit, it was determined that a very small amount of cash was missing. Sixth District Officer Loggia attempted to lift fingerprints. A security camera showed a male with a tan jacket inside the property.


— At 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27, a man snatched a bag of groceries away from a passerby outside 13th and Chestnut streets. Sixth District Officer Downey stopped a male at 13th and Walnut streets who was positively identified. The 43-year-old suspect with a Frankford address was charged with robbery and related offenses.

— On Jan. 29, 6th District Officers Ferrero and Grant set up surveillance in the area of Walnut and Juniper streets when, at 1:30 p.m., they observed a male riding a bicycle discard his bike and steal another unattended one outside 208 S. Juniper St. He attempted to ride off but was apprehended. The 40-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with theft.

— At 12:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Central Service Detail officers arrested a male and female outside 1000 Ludlow St. who were wanted on warrants for probation violations and failure to appear for court, respectively. The 25-year-old male suspect and the 27-year-old female suspect, both of Pitman, N.J., were charged with escape and contempt of court, respectively.


— At 12:45 a.m. Jan. 27, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1300 Waverly St.

— At 8:15 a.m. Feb. 1, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense inside 111 S. 11th St.

— On Feb. 2, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 1:10 a.m. outside 213 S. 13th St. and at 3:30 p.m. outside 261 S. 13th St.

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