Crime Report: September 2021

9/27
Burglary
4055 Ridge Ave. 
12PM
Complainant left her apartment at noon. Shen she returned at 5PM, she noticed the front door was broken open, the apartment had been ransacked and several items were missing: an iPad, a designer handbag, and jewelry. Value: $54,200

Theft
5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue Apartments)
12:30AM
Complainant parked her black 2005 Nissan Sentra at the corner of Wissahickon and Midvale (near her residence). When she returned the next day, it was gone. Tow file checked – negative results.

9/25
Theft
34XX Bowman St. 
3PM
Complainant had returned home from the grocery store and was unloading her silver 2009 Hyundai Tucson (value: $5000). She went into the house with groceries and her grandson went back to the vehicle when he saw a black male (approx. 18-20 years old wearing a red hoodie) jump into the driver’s seat and drive away eastbound on Bowman St.

9/24
Burglary
4055 Ridge Ave. 
12:20PM
Complainant heard a noise that sounded like her front door opening and when she walked over to it, she saw an unknown hispanic or mlddle eastern man wearing a ski mask using a tool to pry open her front door in an attempt to force entry. Compl states that when offender saw her inside of the apartment, he ran down the hallway and fled the area. Nothing was taken just damage to the door frame and lock. Value: $500

Burglary
4055 Ridge Ave. 
8AM
Complainant left her apartment at 8AM. When she returned at 4:30PM, she noticed that her front door frame was damaged, her bedroom was ransacked and several items were missing: 3 Apple watches, a MacBook laptop, and assorted jewlery. (Value: $3100)

9/21
Theft
Lincoln Dr./Wissahickon Ave. 
1:30PM
Complainant parked her white 2017 Jeep Cherokee at listed location. An unknown person(s) broke the rear passenger side window and took several items. She stated the offender(s) used numerous credit cards at different stores for transactions totaling $1063. (A few transactions were declined.) Purse contained various credit cards, gift cards, wallet, ID, passport, house keys, vehicle keys, Airpod charging case, $200 cash, backpack containing sunglasses, eyeglasses, JBL speaker, Zanax, birth control, and bag full of various items. (Value of items: approximately $1,000).

Theft
4209 Ridge Ave.
12:37AM
Complainant parked her vehicle in front of listed location with her handbag in the front seat. She observed male near the vehicle who then fled south on Ridge Ave. with something in his arms. When compl returned to check her vehicle, she noticed her Balenciaga handbag (value: $2,200), which contained $900 cash, was missing.

9/20
Theft
4100 Ridge Ave.
9PM
Reportee, a company foreman, was finished work at 9PM AT listed location. Upon returning at 7AM the next day to the work site, he saw the lock was cut from a shipping container and several items were removed: a jeeper, ladder and tent (value: $2,950)

Theft
38XX Henry Ave. 
8:23AM
Complainant states an unknownn Black female was a fare in his vehicle. When he stepped out of his vehicle, offender took his keys from the ignition and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Simple assault/Theft
5500 Wissahickon Ave. (Alden Park Apts.)
7:07AM
Complainant’s boyfriend began yelling at her to get out of bed. He then choked her, grabbed her face, and punched her in the mouth. Offender left location and took compl’s cell phone (value: $500).

9/19
Theft
37XX Calumet St. 
10PM
Complainant parked her red Toyota Prius at listed location on 9/19 at 10PM. When she returned to the vehicle at 6PM on 9/23, she noticed that an unknownn offender had taken the car’s catalytic converter

9/18
Theft
34XX W Penn St. 
4:30PM
While complainant was unloading bags from his 2010 Toyota Prius (which was running), a silver Jetta with two Black males (teens) pulled up behind him. One of the males got out of the Jetta and jumped into complainant’s car. The compl. attempted to grab his door handle and stop the offender from taking his vehicle. The offender kept driving and dragged the compl. up the street. Compl’s cellphone, wallet, credit cards and ID were also in his vehicle. Compl. suffered road rash and scrapes on leg. He was transported to the hospital. (Value of Prius: $25,000)

Robbery
Fox St. & Abbottsford Ave. 
2:30AM
While complainant was waiting in his silver 2015 Mercedes Benz C-300 (value: $20,000) at a traffic light, he was boxed in by a blue sedan and another unknown vehicle. The driver of the blue sedan (a Black male wearing a ski mask, black tshirt, and green pants) exited the vehicle, pointed a gun at him and said “give me all your shit.” Offender took compl’s cellphone, wallet, belt, sneakers and keys before driving off with compl’s vehicle onto route 1. Compl. observed two Black other males inside of the blue sedan, also armed.

9/17
Theft
5450 Wissahickon Ave. (The Avenue at East Falls)
7PM
Complainant parked her Mitsubishi Outlander at listed location at 4PM on 9/14. When she returned to her vehicle at 7PM on 9/17, she noticed the catalytic converter was missing from her vehicle (value: $1,000).

9/13
Theft
Henry Ave. & W. Coulter St. 
5:30PM
Complainant was sitting down for a break when an unknown male offender jumped out of a dark blue sedan and took compl’s backpack blower (value: $600) from the bed of his Ford F-150 and fled in dark blue sedan westbound on Coulter.

9/11
Burglary
41XX Gypsy Ln.
5:59PM
Complainant arrived at his property and noticed the frame was damaged to the side door and the front door lock was replaced. No items were missing or disturbed in the property. Compl left the property secured on 9/4 @ 2PM. (Property is currently vacant while under repair).

9/8
Theft
Lincoln Dr. & W Rittenhouse St.
1PM
Between the hours of 1PM & 2:30PM unknown offender(s) broke into complainant’s 2017 Nissan Pathfinder (damaging rear passenger side door) and took compl’s purse (value: $100) and several credit cards. Cards were used at several locations.

9/7
Theft
32XX McMichael St. 
6PM
Employee of company contacted police because unknown offender(s) broke the windows of five company vehicles and took multiple tools (drills, hammers, saws, drain snakes, and multiple other power tools and electrical equipment). Negative results for fingerprints and no cameras in the area.

9/6
Theft
34XX Bowman St. 
6:24PM
As complainant was delivering food on Bowman Street, she left her 2017 Toyota Corolla running with the keys in it. She was walking back to her vehicle when she noticed a Black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt opening the driver’s side door of her car. He said “this is my car”, got into the driver’s seat, and drove off westbound on Bowman St.

9/4
Aggravated assault
Fox St. & Roosevelt Blvd. ramp
10:20AM
Complainant states that while driving, two Black males and two Black females in a white Chevrolet Tahoe began throwing bottles and other items at her vehicle. She further said that the passenger in the right rear of the Tahoe pulled out a handgun and fired 2 shots.

9/2
Burglary
4055 Ridge Ave. 
4:30PM
Complainant last left his storage unit secured sometime during the month of April 2021. When he returned to it on 9/2, he noticed the lock was damaged and several items missing. (2 Samsung TVs, $2,700; 2 Ormai shelves, $400; various clothing, $2,000; air fryer, $200; mats, $300.) Storage unit is within the same apt building (Dobson Mills) where the compl. resides

From the files of the 39th District. Special thanks to Captain Anthony Ginaldi and the dedicated officers of his command for making this section possible.

If you notice suspicious activity, please call 911 immediately. Also call the 39th district at 215-686-3390 and ask for the Crime Prevention Officer.

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