BURGLARY BY TRICK: Southeastern District -- Police reported two men posing as roofers entered a home in the 2900 block of Hudson St. yesterday and stole $800 and nearly $10,000 worth of U.S. savings bonds. Police said the 64-year-old victim allowed the men into his house when they convinced him to allow them to examine his roof before repairing it. Police said while one of the men talked to the victim in a first-floor room, the other man went upstairs on the pretense of going to the roof. A short time later, both men left the victim's house when he became suspicious and asked them for their credentials and who they worked for. Around 7 p.m., several hours after the men left, police were called to the house and were told by the victim that the other man forced open a file cabinet in a second-floor bedroom and removed the money and bonds. Later, police learned that the men may have gone to a nearby house using the same ruse but left when the occupant refused them entry. Police said the pair were seen driving away in a car driven by a third man.
ROBBERY TRY: Southeastern District -- Valerie Sowell, of the 400 block of Gwynn Ave., reported that she was in the first block of S. Broadway late Tuesday evening when she was attacked by a man who attempted to steal her purse. Sowell told police that during the struggle to keep her purse, she fell to the ground when the strap broke. Police said the man fled the scene without robbing Sowell.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Police reported that Paula Colburn, of the 1400 block of Angelsea St., was in the 5700 block of Eastern Ave. when she was attacked from behind by a man who robbed her of her purse containing cash and property, all valued at more than $60. Later, police arrested a suspect in the robbery and recovered the victim's purse. Police said the suspect was being held at the station pending assault and robbery charges.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Barbara Kuhn, of the 6600 block of Bushey St., reported that she was walking in the 1700 block of E. Monument St. when she was assaulted by two men who stole her purse following a brief struggle. Police said the men fled the scene with the purse that contained cash and property, all valued at $40.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- John Wilke, of the 2600 block of E. Madison St., reported that he was in the 700 block of N. Luzerne Ave. around 3:30 a.m. yesterday when he was stopped by a man armed with a handgun who demanded his money. Police said Wilke turned over a dollar in coins to the man who fled the scene on foot.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Sheltry Holmes, of the 3900 block of Cranston Ave., reported that she was in the 100 block of S. Exeter St. around 7 a.m. yesterday when she was accosted by a man armed with an unknown-caliber handgun who demanded her property. Holmes told police the gunman fled the scene on foot with jewelry valued at $50.
BURGLARY: Southeastern District -- A resident of the 100 block of N. Luzerne Ave. reported that someone broke into her home between 9 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. yesterday by forcing open a basement door and removed nearly $250 worth of assorted tools.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Christopher Lee, of the Homeland Apartments in the 3200 block of Homeland Southway reported that he was walking in the 1000 block of Hillen St. around 8 p.m. yesterday when he was accosted by three men, one armed with an unknown-caliber handgun, who demanded his money. Police said the gunman and his two accomplices escaped with more than $50.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Sequadina Carroll, of the 800 block of Lennox St., reported that she was in the 400 block of Robert St. when she was accosted by a man armed with a knife who forced her to give up her purse. Police said the man fled the scene on foot with the purse that contained nearly $200 worth of food stamps.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Police reported that a man armed with a handgun walked up to the cashier at Movies At Harbor Park in the first block of Market Place and ordered her to give him the contents of the cash register. Police said the gunman fled with about $400. Police said the gunman was wearing a a red, white and blue jacket.
ROBBERY: Central District -- Victoria Smith, of the 100 block of W. Mulberry St., reported that she was in the 600 block of E. Lombard St. Tuesday night when she was attacked from behind by a man who struck her with his fists, then robbed her of $100.
BURGLARY: Central District -- A resident of the 800 block of Whitelock St. reported that someone broke into her home through a side window and removed a 37-inch TV set, a 21-inch TV set, stereo speakers, a washer and a clothes dryer. Police said the property was valued at nearly $1,400.
BURGLARY: Central District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1300 block of Pennsylvania Ave. and removed property valued at more than $50. Police said entry was gained through the transom.