ROBBERY: Eastern District -- A resident of the 1500 block of Lester Morton Court reported to police Monday that while he was walking in the 1600 block of Ashland Ave. around noon he was approached from the rear by a man who struck him on the back of the head with an unknown hard object and robbed him of his gold-plated money clip and cash. Police said the man escaped with more than $300.
ROBBERY: Eastern District -- Police said a 35-year-old man was arrested and charged with the armed robbery of a woman as she walked across the parking lot of the Department of Social Services building in the 300 block of E. Biddle St. Monday morning. Police said the victim, a 33-year-old East 20th Street resident, was walking toward her car around 11 a.m. Monday when she was accosted by a man armed with a handgun who forced her to give up the purse she was carrying. Police said the purse contained cash and property, all valued at nearly $300. Later, police investigating the robbery spotted a man answering the description of the robber and arrested him a short distance from the scene. Police said more than $80 taken in the robbery was recovered. Charged with armed robbery and using a handgun in the commission of a felony was Charles Jones, 35, of the 1600 block of Liljones Court in the Hollander Ridge section.
THEFT: Eastern District -- A resident of the 2500 block of Dulaney St. reported to police that while his car was parked in the 100 block of N. Montford Ave. Monday afternoon someone broke into the vehicle and stole property valued at more than $300. The victim told police the thief took several hand and power drills and that entry was gained by using an unknown device to pry open a window.
BURGLARY: Northern District -- A resident of the 3100 block of Abell Ave. reported that someone broke into his home by forcing a rear kitchen door and stole a VCR, compact disc player, TV and stereo equipment. Police said the value of the property was not immediately known.
THEFT: Northern District -- Police were seeking a man who entered a woman's home in the 2700 block of Mathews St. Monday and stole a cassette tape player and other items. The occupant told police the property was valued at $600. Police said the woman was advised to seek a warrant for the man's arrest.
THEFT: Northern District -- Officials of the Hoffberger Professional Center in the 2400 block of W. Belvedere Ave. reported that someone entered an unlocked room over the weekend and stole a TV. Police said the property was valued at $400.
ROBBERY: Northern District -- Police said a resident of the 400 block of St. George's Ave. was walking near his home shortly before 5 p.m. Monday when he was accosted by a man armed with a meat cleaver who demanded he give up his money. Police said the victim gave the armed man his wallet containing more than $100. Police said a search of the immediate area of the robbery failed to locate the robber.
THEFT: Southeastern District -- Police reported a man stole a gold herringbone chain while looking at it yesterday inside Cash U.S.A. in the 2400 block of E. Monument St. Police said three men entered the store around 3 p.m. yesterday and while two browsed around looking at jewelry, the third asked to see a gold chain. Police said the man looking at the chain suddenly turned and fled out the door with the jewelry. The other men followed moments later. Police said all three escaped and that the chain was valued at $1,700.
THEFT: Southeastern District -- Police reported that someone broke into a car Monday afternoon while the vehicle was parked in the 400 block of N. Colvin St. and stole an in--- radio. Police said the radio was valued at $300 and was the property of a 32-year-old out-of-town resident.
ROBBERY: Southeastern District -- Police today were seeking a man who threatened a woman's baby with a broken bottle and then robbed the woman of more than $200 in food stamps. Police said the woman, a resident of South Dallas Street, was pushing a baby stroller in the 400 block of S. Broadway shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday when she was stopped by a man. Police said the man ordered the woman to give him money and then picked up a broken bottle from the pavement and threatened to cut her child if she didn't comply. Fearing the man would cut her child, the woman gave the man $276 in food stamps. After taking the food stamps, the man fled. Police said neither the woman or her child were injured.