Police Briefs

Matthew Artz
Tuesday September 24, 2002

n Assault and Robbery 

Two female teenagers were attacked and robbed by three females on the 2200 block of Durant Street at 5:26 p.m. Saturday, police said. One suspect grabbed a victim from behind by the hair and knocked her to the ground, while another suspect then started grabbing at her purse. Meanwhile, a third suspect grabbed a different victim’s purse. When the second victim resisted, the suspect punched her in the face, bloodying her nose. The three suspects then fled with purses in a car that pulled up at the crime scene. The car, driven by a male, is described as a tan 1984 Chevrolet station wagon, license 1KKM571. 

n Shoplifting 

Police arrested Kevin Grimes, 31, for shoplifting clothes from a retailer on the 2300 block of Telegraph Avenue Friday. 

n Robbery 

A robber pried open a window on the 2100 block of Haste Street Sunday afternoon, police said. The suspect stole books, a laptop and several CDs. 

n Car Theft 

A 1993 Mercedes Benz, license 4WBC433, was reported stolen from the 1600 block of Seventh street at 2:06 p.m. Saturday, police said.