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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.

Moe September 19, 2012 at 07:49 PM
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defence of themselves and the State shall not be questioned. PA Constitution - Art. 1, § 21
Anne G. September 19, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Doesn't Rite Aid have video cameras?
Debbie Thomas September 20, 2012 at 12:08 AM
I guess no one even bothered to help at the Rite Aid. At least the cashiers could have tried.
Al September 20, 2012 at 12:48 AM
@Renee_C, "Taking justice into their own hands" as you put it, simply means defending yourself. People have gotten the mistaken idea that the police will protect you, that it's their job. Wrong! First of all, they are never there in time to save you. They can't be everywhere when you need them. Second, the Supreme Court ruled that the police do not have a duty to protect YOU as an INDIVIDUAL - they have a duty only to protect society in general, not YOU. That's not a mere play on words. It means exactly what it says. The bottom line is that you are responsible for protecting yourself. The Supreme Court also recognizes this and ruled in recent decisions that the Second Amendment applies to individual citizens. This means that it is legal to defend yourself, with deadly force if necessary. Unfortunately, there are wild animals among us who don't care that you are a good person. They take advantage of the easy targets, those who can't or won't fight back. If you don't want to get a license, carry a gun, and learn to use it, at least be aware of your surroundings at all times - even in broad daylight. Innocent people are attacked everywhere and at all times. I DO mean to scare you! Be vigilant.
Phillycop November 30, 2012 at 04:18 AM
I'm late chiming in on this one but -"Although the incident happened Aug. 17, the man didn't report it until Aug. 31" Really ??? I'm not saying this didn't happen or couldn't happen but there is definitely more to this story. I was born at night....but not last night.

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