reported two street robberies May 19, one each on the streets of Manayunk and Roxborough. The latter involved a handgun.
Police responded to 244 DuPont St. in Roxborough. Two men were robbed by three men in their 20s.
At 3 a.m., two men were approached by the other three, demanding that they empty their pockets. The one man pointed a 9-millimeter black handgun at them. The men robbed them and fled on-foot, eastbound on DuPont Street.
The men reported two cellphones, one passport and $205 in cash stolen.
Earlier that night, at 2:15 a.m., police said two men in their 20s approached a woman and her friend on the 100 block of Cotton Street.
One man grabbed the woman's purse and knocked her down. She struck her head on the ground. Doctors treated her at Roxborough Memorial Hospital and reported she was in good condition.
The men escaped on foot, westbound up Cotton Street. The woman told police her wallet and credit cards were stolen along with the purse.
It appears one thief made a clean getaway from a Roxborough laundry facility.
Between 70 and 80 boxes of laundry detergent, fabric softeners and dryer sheets were stolen from the Laundromat, 401 Domino Lane May 17.
Police said an unknown person broke the lever to a vending machine and the took the items—valued at $40.
Two CVS Thefts
Local drug stores in Manayunk and Roxborough fell victim to petty crime earlier in May.
On May 17, someone stole $676.15 from the Manayunk CVS, 3700 Main St. at 7:04 p.m. An employee told police someone took 25 packages of razors and fled from the store without paying.
A similar theft occurred at the Roxborough CVS, 518 Port Royal Ave., May 19. A store employee told police a man stole four razors and fled in a white car of unknown make or model with out of state tags.
The razors were valued at $122.
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