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Man Robbed, Beaten on University Parkway

The robbers made off with $70, a credit card and ID.

Robbers beat a man near Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Campus after he handed over his wallet.

According to Baltimore police, at 12:10 a.m., Jan. 13 in the unit block of W. University Parkway two robbers approached a man and demanded his wallet.

The man complied and the two robbers began to beat him anyway.

The robbers took the man's wallet that had $70, various credit cards and IDs before running north.

Dean Bartoli Smith January 25, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Yes--they are back in the neighborhood and have been going through cars in Guilford again on Charles Street, My neighbor heard somebody in his car at 2am two weeks ago -- the horn beeped -- and he called 911. He saw the guy -- tall and wearing a hoodie. The thief went *through the backyard* to a house on the St. Paul side and my neighbor followed him around the block. He crossed paths with the guy after he saw him in a driveway and didn't say anything. As the guy was walking away down St. Paul's , he turned around and said, "Are you looking at me?" My neighbor didn't say anything. He *assumed the police came* because he heard sirens a few minutes later. These guys are not afraid of being caught or being detained for any length of time. The criminals walk through backyards like they own the place. He stole some loose change in the car. They have it down to a science. They send little kids to case the neighborhoods and then follow up. Even if the police do catch them--they will be back on the street in no time. This will never change.
bystander January 28, 2013 at 05:02 PM
End of story? What crap.
Adam Bednar (Editor) January 28, 2013 at 05:10 PM
What exactly is your complaint?
bystander January 29, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Well maybe "crap" was a bit harsh unless you were supplied with additional information from the police that you purposely omitted. Myself, like many other readers zero in on articles mentioning violent crime to see where it occurred and if there is any factors involved that would indicate if it was random act or just the revenge of one thug to another thug etc. Was the victim a student? Was the victim not a student? Was a description of the perpetrators given in the police report? Readers appreciate that the Patch reports on such events, but getting such little information makes one wonder how much of the police report really got transferred into the story. For instance, one of your colleagues reported on a domestic incident in quite some detail and seemed to interject a bit of flavor to spice up a story about a wife shmoosing up to her husband and boyfriend both, one of which was named "Bubba". I admit I enjoyed the Bubba story and all it's dysfunction, and making it more humorous is that I know that I'm not Bubba's next random victim. To justify my comment, how is it that one article who's info. was ascertained from a police report can have some much superfluous info. when another one has important info. missing? Was one police report detailed and the other not detailed? I'm assuming you ascertained at least a description of the perpetrators in viewing the police report. Forgive me if I'm wrong.
Adam Bednar (Editor) January 29, 2013 at 08:04 PM
I assure you all the information that was in the police report—except the victim's name—was included in the article. Incidents like this may garner more narrative detail in the county, but because of the frequency these crimes occur in parts of the city the reports often include just the base details. The public information officers won't have any more details unless there is a homicide or shooting victim.
bystander January 29, 2013 at 09:40 PM
Thanks for reporting back Mr. Bednar. Is Baltimore really that sad that the police have come to this point? I'm old enough to remember when getting held up with a gun and beaten up was a big deal. It's just another day in the hood I guess. I would think that the cops would take a description of the thugs and disseminate it to at least the other officers so to be on the lookout.

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