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Police: Muggings Reported in Roxborough, Manayunk

The following arrest information was supplied by the 5th District of the Philadelphia Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

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.

Clean Crime

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. 

Contact samfran@patch.com with any questions regarding the police blotter.

Stephanie Nolt May 29, 2012 at 12:37 PM
There have been more and more robberies and thefts in this area and there is never any information provided on what these people look like or what may be behind this new stream of incidents. Where are the police? Where are the patrols that should be in force due to this new string of crimes. As a single women living in Roxborough I am extremely concerned.
Moe May 29, 2012 at 02:27 PM
In the early hours of this past Friday my Jeep and another car had windows smashed in the lot of our apartment complex. My wife works at a CVS. She says it's like a free for all when it comes to shoplifting.
Al May 29, 2012 at 03:45 PM
@Stephanie Nolt The reason there is no description of the assailants is that we wouldn't want to "offend" any particular group, be it race, ethnicity, or gender. The police are very sensitive to "political correctness" and they certainly wouldn't want to be accused of "profiling". Your best bet as a single woman is to never walk alone and be very aware of your surroundings. You should also remember that in America we have the Second Amendment. My women friends know that amendment by heart. Need I say more?
Moe May 29, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Good advice, Al. I have several female friends that are aware of the Second Amendment and have the means to defend themselves.
philly_banana May 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Stephanie...have you checked LA Bronze...then tend to spend a lot of time there when they do their check-ins.....also, in general, the fifth is extremely understaffed on most nights. We pay higher taxes only to have minimal police protection.
Debbie Thomas May 30, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Al, I agree with you. As residents we have a right to know and get a description from the police of what these criminals look like. Political correctness is the lawless person's best friend. No description and they are going to get away with more crimes. Sooner or later the ones committing robbery with guns are going to shoot and seriously injury or kill their victim. This PC garbage makes me sick!
Sam Fran Scavuzzo (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Hey, Antonio. I was waiting to get police info to respond. Two-part answer. 1. A few times a month, 5th District Police provide us access to their reports that their officers compile. I go over it and report newsworthy items. 2. The DUI you referred happened after our last report. So tips, like what you just gave, are VERY helpful. So, anyone can email happenings at samfran@patch.com. That said here is the story on that incident. http://patch.com/A-tJPV
john June 02, 2012 at 12:17 PM
What about the amount of Graffiti being done along the Tow Path, on the Fountain street steps and the surounding area's ?

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