The following crimes are from the week of July 28 to Aug 3
July 28. A young man and woman, both 19, were robbed while standing on the corner of Germantown and Southampton avenues at 8:15 p.m. According to the police report, five African American males approached the couple and one of them allegedly started hitting the man. The woman attempted to call the police on her telephone when another male grabbed her phone and ran. No injuries were reported.
Two similar incidents in which a gang of young men threatened other young people to get their phones and cash occurred last week as well. Young people should be careful in the area after dark.
Aug 1 200 block of West highland Ave. An apartment was reported burglarized of the following items: a box of silverware, a suitcase, an inscribed, gold bracelet, a gold watch, a gold necklace, a silver chain and a Chase Manhattan credit card.
Aug 2 Valley Green Rd. A woman jogging in the park returned to her parked car to find the passenger window smashed and her purse stolen. The purse contained her drivers license, credit cards and other important paperwork.
Aug 2 Unit Block of West Springfield Ave. A woman went to check on a house she was watching. When she entered she was startled by a man coming down the front stairs. The man turned and fled through a rear door that had been kicked in to gain entry. When police arrived they found the master bedroom ransacked. Nothing was reported missing or stolen at the time. The man was described as a black male, 26 to 30 years old, large build, clean shaven, and wearing a white t-shirt.
Aug. 2 Unit block of E. Gravers Lane. A man returned to his Volkswagen GT to find that someone had smashed his passenger window and taken a GPS device and a backpack containing headphones
Summary – Five crimes for week: one burglary, one robbery and two thefts from vehicles, one breaking and entering. For other crimes this week, see front page story of Delphine Gallery robbery and crime brief on the assault with a deadly weapon.
If you have been the victim of a crime and would like information, service or support, call Northwest Victims Service, 6301 Germantown Ave., Second Floor, Suite One, 215-438-4410. The service is free.