4 Roxborough-Manayunk Muggings Reported in Late August
Police report incidents from last weeks of summer.
Philadelphia Police said four muggings were reported in Roxborough, Manayunk and Andorra in August's last week, according to police reports.
Two incidents of public robberies, or attempted robberies, each were reported Aug. 28 and 31 on Monastery, Henry, Terrace and Cresson streets, police said.
On 4100 Cresson St. Aug. 17 at 10:30 p.m., two men drove up to another man, and demanded his money at gunpoint. The man told police the muggers pulled the gun's triggered but it failed to discharge.
He began to fight back, and the two men exited the car, with one pistol-whipping him. They took his wallet, $300 in cash, and $700 in gift cards, and drove away.
Although the incident happened Aug. 17, the man didn't report it until Aug. 31.
In another incident, three teens approached a man in the Andorra Shopping Center at 8500 Henry Ave. Aug. 28 at 8:40 p.m., and demanded his money. He gave them money and sunglasses, and fled into the Rite Aid. They followed him, and he told police they kicked and punched him.
The man fell to floor, hitting his head. The teens fled. He was transported to Roxborough Memorial Hospital. A search of the area yielded no results.
Later that night, at 10:53 p.m. on 400 Monastery Ave., four men driving a black SUV approached a woman, asking for a cigarette.
She gave them one, when one man grabbed her arm, demanding, "What else do you have? Any drugs or money?" One of the other men told him to let her go, and they drove off without taking anything.
And, on Aug. 31 at 7:50 p.m. on 4300 Terrace Street, two men jumped on a rear porch and demanded money from a man, with one person pulling out a black handgun. The one man punched him, while the other took his wallet, making off with $177.
The men fled on foot toward Tower Street.