Gayborhood Crime Watch


The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between July 29-Aug. 4. 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).

INCIDENTS — Between 7:50 a.m.-5 p.m. July 29, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 211 S. Broad St. — Between 1 p.m. July 29 and 5 a.m. July 30, someone stole the front wheel of a secured bicycle from outside 1040 Locust St. — At 5 p.m. Aug. 3, inside the coffee shop at 1101 Spruce St., a male distracted the employee while a second male stole an iPad from the counter. The culprits left the store together. The first was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, 5-foot-5, while the second was a black male in his 20s, 5-foot-10, with tattoos on his face and arms. — At 12:30 a.m. Aug. 4, a man was walking near 12th and Walnut streets when an unknown person snatched his iPhone from his hand. — Between 9-9:40 p.m. July 28 (reported July 29), someone entered an unlocked 2012 Honda that was parked in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street and stole a GPS and an iPad. — At 12:15 p.m. July 31, someone snatched an iPhone from its owner’s hand in the 100 block of South Juniper Street. The suspect fled north and was described as a black male, 22, 5-foot-9, thin, wearing a black hoodie. — Between July 7-July 23 (reported July 31), someone stole a number of brass stand-piper covers from outside 1101 Market St. —On July 31, someone stole a secured bicycle from outside 114 S. 13th St.