About 100 people and businesses were robbed in Baltimore for the week ending Sept. 27, a spike of more than 60 percent compared to the prior week yet down from the same time period last year.
Eight of the robberies occurred downtown or in the Inner Harbor, while the entire Southwestern District reported just three robberies.
The same statistics show robberies for the year are down 12 percent compared to last year.
The Northern District saw the most of any of the Police Department's nine police districts, with 21. Eight of those robberies appear to have occurred in a single incident in the 5900 block of York Road on Sept. 22. Additional information was not immediately available.
In an email to residents on Sept. 28, Maj. Kim Burrus wrote that she had observed a pattern of robberies in Charles Village and Old Goucher, and Waverly. In the Waverly incidents, Burrus wrote that a group of male and female juveniles wearing orange polo shirts and khakis were assaulting people and taking cell phones in the 3200 block of Ellerslie Ave. and the 3400 block of Old York Road.
The Northeastern District saw 18 robberies. In an email to residents, Maj. Richard Worley said cell phones were being taken and bus stops "are the location where thieves are targeting victims."
"If you drive past a BUS STOP or are sitting at the light near a BUS STOP, please look at the people waiting for the bus and make sure they are safe," Worley wrote. He said police arrested two people who attempted to rob a 7-Eleven at Belair Road and Nicholas Avenue.
Here's a sampling of the incidents, as posted to OpenBaltimore:
-A business in the 5100 block of Sinclair Lane, in Frankford, was robbed at gunpoint on Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.
-Someone was robbed at gunpoint in Charles Village on Sept. 21, at 11:30 p.m., in the 2800 block of N. Calvert St.
-A business was robbed at gunpoint in the 300 block of Keswick Rd. in Wyman Park, on Sept. 21 at 11:35 p.m.
-Police reported home invasions in Hampden, in the 700 block of W. 34th St., on Sept. 22 at 1 a.m., and Sandtown-Winchester, in the 1000 block of W. Lafayette Ave., on Sept. 22 at 10:43 a.m.
-A gunpoint robbery was reported in Seton Hill in the 600 block of N. Paca St. on Sept. 22 at 1:10 a.m.
-Two people were robbed at gunpoint in the 400 block of Bayview on Sept. 2 at 9:48 p.m.
-Eight people were robbed in a single incident in the 5900 block of York Rd. in the Rosebank neighborhood on Sept. 22 at 11 a.m.
-Two people were robbed at gunpoint in the 1400 block of Orleans St. in the Dunbar-Broadway neighborhood on Sept. 22. One was reported at 6:45 p.m., the other was reported at 7 p.m.
-A business was robbed at gunpoint in the 3000 block of E. Monument St. on Sept. 23 at 9:23 a.m.
-Someone was robbed at knifepoint in the 400 block of N. Eutaw St., downtown, at 3:40 p.m.
-Someone was robbed in the 200 block of N. Charles St., downtown, at 7:40 p.m., on Sept. 23.
-A street robbery was reported in Little Italy, in the 200 block of S. Exeter St., at 7:55 p.m. on Sept. 23.
-Someone was robbed at gunpoint in the 100 block of N. Rose St. on Sept. 23 at 11:26 a.m. in the Patterson Park neighborhood.
-Two people were robbed in Mid-Govans, in the 500 block of Harwood Ave., on Sept. 24 at 1:25 p.m. The weapon used was described as "other."
-Someone was robbed in the 3100 block of Swan Dr. at Druid Hill Park at 2:40 p.m. on Sept. 24.
-A robbery was reported in the 1100 block of St. Paul St. in Mid-Town Belvedere on Sept. 24 at 3:53 p.m. The type of weapon used was listed as "other."
-A gunpoint robbery was reported in Frankford in the 5000 block of Gunther Ave. on Sept. 24 at 2:45 p.m.
-Someone was robbed in the 2300 block of N. Pulaski St. in Mondawmin at 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 24.
-Someone was robbed in the 1600 block of Gough St. in Fells Point at 9 p.m. on Sept. 24.
-Two people were robbed in the 1800 block of Ingram St. in Perring Loch, at 10:50 p.m. on Sept. 24.
-Two people were robbed at gunpoint in the 5600 block of Woodmont Ave., in Woodbourne Heights, at 12:52 a.m. on Sept. 25.
-Two people were robbed in the 400 block of Key Highway in the Inner Harbor at 4 p.m. on Sept. 25.
-A business was held up at gunpoint in Hamilton Hills, in the 2300 block of E. Northern Parkway, at 4:40 p.m. on Sept. 25.
-A street robbery was reported in Charles North in the 200 block of W. North Ave. at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25.
-Two people were robbed at gunpoint in the 3700 block of Park Heights Ave. in Park Circle at 12:29 p.m. on Sept. 26.
-A gunpoint street robbery was reported in New Northwood in the 4500 block of Marble Hall Rd. at 3 a.m. on Sept. 26.
-A carjacking was reported in the 2700 block of Cylburn Ave. in Cylburn, at 7:08 p.m. on Sept. 26.
-Someone was robbed at gunpoint in the 2300 block of Orleans St. in the Patterson Place neighborhood. at 1 a.m. on Sept. 27.
-A business was robbed at gunpoint in the 2700 block of Barclay St., in Harwood, at 4:11 p.m. on Sept. 27.