Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A DOZEN MORE CRIMES IN CORBETT HEIGHTS!

Hi Neighbors -
We’ve lived here for almost 25 years and have never experienced this much crime in Corbett Heights.
Besides the brazen attack at gunpoint last week on Corbett and Ord, I’m attaching several others that have taken place recently.  Last night around 8:30 a boy delivering pizza was robbed on Corbett!

- Gary

There was an armed robbery in front of 311 Corbett Ave tonight.  A deliveryman was leaving 311 Corbett when 3 men approached him and showed him a gun.  The deliveryman said “you can have anything you want, just don’t hurt me.”  They took his iPhone5, $200 in cash, the jacket and cap that he was wearing.    A woman from Mars heard them ask him for the money.

The 3 were described as 2 black men possibly in their late teens and one of them had dreadlocks or long hair under his black hoodie.  They ran down Corbett and then turned right onto Danvers.  The deliveryman got in his car and tried to pursue them but stopped at Corbett and Danvers and asked to use Aaron’s phone.

The police response was phenomenal.  Within 5 minutes of the call, 4 cruisers arrived.  A couple minutes later, 2 undercover cops in an unmarked car arrived.

Yes, we saw the three men running, probably less than a minute after the robbery.  We were heading out for a walk, when we saw them running and my wife immediately became suspicious that something may have happened.  Sure enough, moments later we heard the victim yelling to call 911, so we turned our attention to him and the men were already gone (they ran quickly down Danvers Street).  It happened pretty quick.  The victim also lost a valuable gold necklace (said it was worth $2000). The police response was excellent. 

I walked out on the porch and heard a man say 'got your money' and briefly saw 3 men running down Corbett St. A few minutes later, Mark noticed the police at Danvers and Corbett. I went out and listened to the discussion with the police. 3 neighbors saw the men running but could not i.d. beyond the rough description of 2 black men, one with a black hoodie and longish hair (dreads maybe) running. No i.d. on the 3rd. They robbed the pizza delivery boy by surrounding him as he got to his car door. They took his phone and wallet. ( I didn't get the address but I think the apt at Corbett and Mars)  He was going to give chase in his car but neighbors called 911 and told him to stop.

I spoke with other neighbors who live nearby on Market Street and they say that there are many car thefts every night recently. 

FYI - I did not trouble you last week - or sadly I may just be getting numb to it all - but our buildings at 4500 17th block were broken into in broad daylight last Tuesday (between 11am ad 4pm) and we had items taken from the garage including a bike and mail stolen (mail recovered on Saturn Steps by another neighbor). Police seem aware crime is up in this area - there were 2 crimes with gun on 17th/Roosevelt in the past few weeks. 


Disorder

1 Suspicious person call

Deming St. and Clayton St.
Nonviolent crime
1 Vehicle component theft call
Police action/assistance
Violent crime

1 Person with gun call

17th St. and Clayton St.

The crime has really ramped up and the police who responded to our call and the follow up inspector both acknowledged that "there's a lot of crime up there" - think he meant corona hts.

The individual who hit our building rode up on a bike and used a tool to pry open the lock. He left that bike in our entry, got through two kryptonite u locks on my bike and rode off on it leaving his behind. I did receive 2 calls from park station inspector last saturday night - one at 11pm - regarding the bike that was left. 

When the police were at my building taking their report I could hear a call on the police radio from dispatch about a uHaul at Fulton/Pierce where there was a suspect unloading bikes into a garage that was holding like 200 bikes. It's obviously a ring operating in alamo sq. I asked the inspector about this and he says these guys who steal our bikes sell them for $100 to a crime ring. They turn around and sell them for $400 on craigslist or flea markets. He says the guys operating the ring are very difficult to catch therefor the break ins and burglaries will continue.

Since our last break in (12/31/11) we installed a decoy camera and flashing key pad - completely disregarded by burglar. These guys have no fear to come into our building on a major street in broad daylight - and it was unusual that no one was home.

On Sunday we were walking in Clarendon Hts at 3pm and a couple was sitting outside their multi million dollar home telling police they were broken into during a few hours of being gone. Their alarm was  off - obviously had been cased.

Thanks Gary - hope we start to see some increased patrol. See below another shots fired on 11/19 report @ Corbett/Clayton - the gun stuff is what has everyone concerned. 

My partner says she saw some police passes on Roosevelt when she was out running this weekend.

In my experience -10 police cars will respond to a shoplifter at whole foods on Haight street yet the gun shots in this neighborhood aren't worthy or regular patrol.

Heard there was a rather large police response this morning to a number of car break ins at CPMC Davies garage overnight. 

Apparently our building was entered again yesterday - neighbors returned and found garage door open. We did not call the police on this as nothing appears to be missing. Our suspicion is that they came back for the second bike which we no longer store in the garage.

And, in case you did not receive this, here’s the one from last week:

Today as I was walking up Corbett Street at the corner of Ord I was held up at gun point, assaulted, pistol whipped to the side of the head and an an iPad was stolen. This occurred at 11:30 this morning in the middle of the day. The assailant was a black African male about 6'2" wearing a chocolate brown hoodie and large, oversized cotton pants. He was tall and lean, but his clothing was oversized giving him a larger appearance. He has short hair, his face is narrow with an aquiline nose, a narrow chin and his complexion was very dark, but not black. The distinguishing feature is that his face is marked with black splotches. He was probably in his mid 20s, but looked slightly older, perhaps 25-27 in appearance.  He used a semi-automatic pistol that showed wear to the gun metal. He appeared to be under the influence, although there was no alcohol smell. He had an accomplice in a get-away car. The car is a sedan, sand color, late 1990s, 4-door Japanese make, similar to a  Honda Accord or Toyota Corolla with California plates with a W and a Z in the number. The assailant's accomplice was parked at the southwest corner of the small triangular park at the beginning of Corbett. They work as a team. The driver spots marks, signals his friend who robs pedestrians in dark, narrow sidewalks with very little visibility to surrounding houses. I had actually witnessed the assailant scoping the neighborhood about two weeks ago at exactly the same location. So he knew the location very well and they had planned this operation thoroughly and knew, probably from previous armed robberies, an escape route. The modus operandi of these robbers is the same that struck two separate incidents on Mars/17th Street and Temple/17th Street last winter. These robberies were early in the evening and both were within a about a weeks time. Given what has occurred last winter, there is a high probability that the assailants will strike again. I reach out to my neighbors to take extreme caution, but also to be alert to any suspicious characters, given their description, in the neighbor hood. If you observe any suspicious suspects, matching this description, please call the Park Police Station at 242-3000, or simply 911, to report any observations of this nature. 
Today as I was walking up Corbett Street at the corner of Ord I was held up at gun point, assaulted, pistol whipped to the side of the head and an an iPad was stolen. This occurred at 11:30 this morning in the middle of the day. The assailant was a black African male about 6'2" wearing a chocolate brown hoodie and large, oversized cotton pants. He was tall and lean, but his clothing was oversized giving him a larger appearance. He has short hair, his face is narrow with an aquiline nose, a narrow chin and his complexion was very dark, but not black. The distinguishing feature is that his face is marked with black splotches. He
 He used a semi-automatic pistol that showed wear to the gun metal. He appeared to be under the influence, although there was no alcohol smell. He had an accomplice in a get-away car. The car is a sedan, sand color, late 1990s, 4-door Japanese make, similar to a  Honda Accord or Toyota Corolla with California plates with a W and a Z in the number. The assailant's accomplice was parked at the southwest corner of the small triangular park at the beginning of Corbett. They work as a team. The driver spots marks, signals his friend who robs pedestrians in dark, narrow sidewalks with very little visibility to surrounding houses. I had actually witnessed the assailant scoping the neighborhood about two weeks ago at exactly the same location. So he knew the location very well and they had planned this operation thoroughly and knew, probably from previous armed robberies, an escape route. The modus operandi of these robbers is the same that struck two separate incidents on Mars/17th Street and Temple/17th Street last winter. These robberies were early in the evening and both were within a about a weeks time. Given what has occurred last winter, there is a high probability that the assailants will strike again. I reach out to my neighbors to take extreme caution, but also to be alert to any suspicious characters, given their description, in the neighbor hood. If you observe any suspicious suspects, matching this description, please call the Park Police Station at 242-3000, or simply 911, to report any observations of this nature. 

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