Tuesday, June 28 at 4:25 p.m. — Cops continue to seek the public’s help in identifying two people wanted in connection with a robbery. The suspects approached their victim inside of the a subway station at East 143rd Street and Southern Boulevard. When he attempted to run, the suspects accosted him on a stairway and punched him. One of the perpetrators had a gun. Both perpetrators are men with dreadlocks. The robbers got away with the victim’s book bag, $500 and a Samsung cell phone.
Saturday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m — A robbery occurred in a building near Lafayette Avenue and Faile Street. The suspect followed a 66-year-old man into an elevator and demanded his property. The victim did not understand what the suspect told him because he is not an native English-speaker. When the elevator arrived on his floor, the victim walked off with the suspect in close pursuit behind him. The perpetrator snatched his chain off his neck and took his wallet, but the victim managed to wrestle back the wallet. In the midst of the scuffle, the suspect stole the victim’s watch and then fled. Cops are looking for a suspect described as an Hispanic man, 17-years-old to 23-years-old, of average height and weighing about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a gray hooded sweater.
Tuesday, July 13 at 9:59 p.m. — Police responded to a 911 call of a hit pedestrian at Jerome Avenue and Macombs Dam Road. When they arrived on the scene, they found a 35-year-old man who had been hit by a car. He had trauma to his body and head. The man was taken to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was lying in the street when he was struck by a vehicle. The incident is a ‘hit and run’ because the vehicle left the scene of the accident.
Thursday June 28 at 4:55 p.m. — A robbery of a chain was perpetrated by a suspect who fled on foot — and then was chased himself. The victim, a 47-year-old man, was walking at East Burnside Avenue and Jerome Avenue, when an unknown man followed him and snatched a chain off his neck.
The victim then chased the perpetrator, eventually winding up inside 2066 Morris Avenue where he confronted the robber and maced and assaulted the robber before fleeing with his property. The victim was treated at the location by EMS for minor injuries to his left hand.