The 24th Police District reported nine (9) Robberies committed with a handgun in PSA-1 (map below) during the month of June:
13xx E. LYCOMING ST. –The owner of Ying’s Grocery states on June 1, 2019 at 5:58pm the offender (25/b/m, 5’9″, thin, dark clothing, black hat, mask) entered the store and simulated a weapon in the shape of handgun in the front pocket of his shirt. The offender demanded money from the register and the owner gave him approx $40.00 cash. The offender then fled the location in an unknown direction. Cameras are on location but none were recording.
14xx E. LYCOMING ST. — The owner of New Garden Chinese Restaurant states on June 1, 2019 at 9:05pm the unknown offender (b/m, blue jacket, black pants, black shoes, mask) entered the store with a simulated weapon and asked for cash. The owner closed his security glass window and the offender fled the location without taking any items. The owner refused to go to East Detective Division to give a statement at this time.
13xx E. LYCOMING ST. — An employee for Ying Market states on June 2, 2019 at 9:30am the offender (b/m, dark skin, 6′, black jacket, black pants) entered the location and began yelling at the cashier to give him money. The offender then made a hand gesture implying that he had a gun in his waistband. The offender took $20.00 cash then fled the location. Area surveyed with negative results. Cameras on location but do not work. Complainant advised.
19xx E. BUCKIUS ST. — The complainant states on June 13, 2019 at 5:38pm while at the location, the offenders (b/m, dark complexion, black hoodie; h/m, light skin, black hoodie) assaulted him, and took his silver 2006 Honda Accord sedan with “Live” sticker on the trunk, and a cracked passenger side window. The complainant further states both offenders were armed with firearms. No injuries.
17xx WORRELL ST. — The complainant states on June 20, 2019 at 3:15pm the offenders (h/m, 6′, black t-shirt, gray sweats, black/white sneakers; h/m, 5’8″, all black clothing) approached him while he was at his vehicle. The offenders put a black handgun to his side and told him to keep his head down. The offenders then went through his pockets and took a 14k gold necklace and $2,500.00 cash then fled west bound on Hunting Park Ave.
42xx NEILSON ST. — An employee for Amber Mini Market states on June 26, 2019 at 6:58pm the offender (b/m, mid to late 30’s, beard, blue hoodie w/American Eagle on sleeves, dark jeans, black/white New Balance sneakers, blue bag on shoulder) entered the store armed with a black handgun and pointed it at the employee and a witness. The offender then went behind the counter and took approximately $300.00 cash and various blunts then fled the location. Incident captured on the store’s cameras.
34xx KENSINGTON AVE. — The complainant states on June 27, 2019 at 3:25pm she was standing in front of a store when the offender (b/m, tall, medium complexion, thin build, salt/pepper beard, white tank top, jean shorts) approached her armed with a silver handgun and stated, “Give me all your money”. The complainant gave the offender $6.00 cash and he then fled the location south bound on Kensington Ave. on foot.
18xx E. THAYER ST. — The complainant states on June 30, 2019 at 2:00 am he was walking east bound on 18xx E. Thayer Street when he was approached by the offender (b/m 40-50yrs, tall, thin build, gray goatee, green hoodie, armed with a black handgun). The offender told the complainant to turn around while pointing the handgun at his back then stated, “Give me what you have!” The complainant dropped his two (2) cell phones and a Rite Aid brand watch onto the ground and the offender picked up items then ran w/b towards Kensington Ave. The complainant was transported to East Detective Division for a statement. No injuries.
33xx KENSINGTON AVE. — The complainant states on June 30, 3019 at 9:44 pm when he exited the 7-11 store at with complainant #2, they were approached by the unknown offender (A 50 year old male). The offender pointed a black handgun at them and demanded money. Complainant #1 handed the offender his iphone 7 in an orange/grey case and complainant #2 gave the offender $5.00 cash and a pack of Newport cigarettes. Police tracked the complainant’s iphone to 7xx E. Westmoreland St. Police apprehended the offender and he was positively identified .