Crime Report: 5-9-08

By Michael Lipkin

May 4, 2:00 a.m. — A male victim reported that while walking on the 5100 block of South Engleside Avenue toward his parked car, he was approached from behind by a male offender who pressed a hard object into the victim’s back. “This is a stickup. Gimme all you have,” the offender said, according to the victim. The offender then reached into the victim’s pockets, took his wallet, and left the area on foot. The victim could not provide a description of the offender.

May 6, 8:48 p.m. — A 29-year-old male was walking on the 5300 block of South Ellis Avenue when he cut through an alley. After hearing a yell from behind him, he turned around and saw three offenders approach him. The first offender demanded the victim’s money. “Show him we ain’t playing around,” the second offender said, according to the victim, and pointed to his waistband, implying he was armed. The victim surrendered his wallet and iPod, and the offenders fled through the alley. They are described as male, black, and in their 20s.