ROBBERY: Western District -- Ronald Bartlett, of the 300 block of S. Gilmor St., told police he was in the 900 block of N. Gilmor St. Sunday afternoon when he was stopped by a man armed with an unknown caliber handgun who ordered him to give up his money. Police said when Bartlett gave the man his wallet containing more than $100 in cash, the gunman struck him with the weapon before escaping. Police said Bartlett sustained a minor injury but refused medical treatment.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 2200 block of N. Pulaski St. yesterday through a rear window and stole a diamond ring and a VCR. Police said the property was valued at more than $1,000.
ROBBERY TRY: Western District -- An attendant at the Amoco service station in the 1100 block of W. North Ave. reported a man armed with a handgun approached him in the station office and demanded money. Police said something or someone frightened the gunman, who escaped on foot without taking any money or property.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 700 block of N. Carrollton Ave. reported that someone broke into her home over the weekend and stole two mattresses, two box springs and an air conditioner. Police said the property was valued at nearly $800 and that entry was gained through a rear door.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Employees of the Rowe Co. in the 600 block of N. Gilmor St. reported that someone broke into the building yesterday morning and stole a calculator, typewriter, phone and a word processor. Police said the property was valued at nearly $2,500.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police reported that someone broke into a dwelling in the 1900 block of Penrose Ave. yesterday and stole a VCR. Police said the property was valued at $500 and that entry was gained by forcing a back door.
ASSAULT: Western District -- Police today were seeking a woman in connection with the assault of Benita Pratt, of the 2800 block of W. Lanvale St., during an incident yesterday afternoon in the 2000 block of Edmondson Ave. Police said Pratt was attacked by another woman around 1 p.m. and was struck her on the head at least once with an aluminum baseball bat. Police said the other woman escaped and that Pratt was taken by ambulance to Bon Secours Hospital, where she was treated for a laceration and released.
BURGLARY: Western District -- A resident of the 3300 block of Auchentoroly Terrace reported that someone broke into his home yesterday and stole a safe that contained a gold ring and cash. Police said the victim reported the loss at more than $11,000 in cash and the jewelry. Police said entry into the house was by forcing a door.
BURGLARY: Western District -- Police said power tools valued at more than $300 were stolen from a dwelling yesterday afternoon after someone entered a home in the 2000 block of W. North Ave. through a rear window.
THEFT: Southwestern District -- Thelma Loudermilk, of the 7800 block of Rockbourne Road, reported she was driving in the 4000 block of Edmondson Ave. yesterday when she stopped her car to retrieve her dog. Police said after Loudermilk got out of the car, someone entered her unattended car and stole her purse containing cash and property, all valued at $300.
CHURCH BURGLARY: Southwestern District -- Members of the New Christian Church in the 3500 block of W. Caton Ave. reported that someone broke into the building between Sunday night and yesterday morning and stole money from the petty cash box. Police said the thief escaped with more than $800 in cash and that entry was gained through a side window.
THEFT/ARREST: Southwestern District -- Police arrested a woman and charged her with stealing money that her employer gave her to deposit in a bank. Police said the woman, a former employee of Rainbow Apparel, at the Westside Shopping Center in the 2400 block of Frederick Ave., was to have deposited more than $2,100 in cash and checks but allegedly kept the money. Police said when the bank's records failed to show that the money had been placed in the night deposit box Oct. 13, the owner interviewed the woman at work several days later. Following the interview, the woman was charged with theft. Police said Patricia Jones, 42, of the 1200 block of Lynworth Ave., was arrested yesterday and held overnight at the women's detention center pending a bail hearing before a District Court commissioner.
SHOOTING: Southwestern District -- Andrew Couser, 18, of the 2500 block of Emerson St., reported he was walking in the 300 block of S. Franklintown Road yesterday when he saw two men about to shoot at each other with handguns. Couser told police he was leaving the area when he felt a sting in one of his legs. Police said the two gunmen fled the scene and that Couser was taken by ambulance to Bon Secours Hospital, where he was treated and released.