A waitress at the Italian Bistro Restaurant was shot in the leg Monday night after wrestling with two armed women who allegedly stole her purse, University Police Sergeant Thomas Rambo said this week. At about 10 p.m. Monday, two women entered the restaurant and were observed snatching the purse. The owner of the purse spotted the thieves and chased them outside and down Moravian Street, behind the restaurant. After struggling, one of the alleged robbers pulled out a gun and shot the complainant in the upper right leg. The two women escaped in a pick-up truck, while the victim, who is not affiliated with the University, was rushed to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Rambo said. No arrests have been made, but Rambo said University Police said they have a "good description" of the assailants. In an unrelated incident, three armed men robbed the New Deck Tavern early Saturday morning, leaving four patrons bound and penniless, University police said. According to Sergeant Michael Fink, the robbers, armed with handguns, entered the bar just before closing time at 3 a.m. The men allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of money from the bar and from four patrons who were sitting at the bar. Before making their getaway, they proceeded to tie up the patrons at the bar. No arrests have been made, and no suspects have been apprehended, Fink said. In an unrelated incident, $2000 worth of copper water piping was stolen from English house, Fink said. The pipe, taken this weekend, was stolen from the basement of the building by unknown thieves. Two University alumni were held at gunpoint on the 1100 block of 48th Street Wednesday night, Fink said. University Police Officer James Dunlap was on his way home from work when he spotted a man in the process of robbing a man and a woman. After chasing the suspect to the 4700 block of Kingsessing Avenue, Dunlap, along with Philadelphia Police, arrested the suspect, Tyrone Knowles. The David Rittenhouse Laboratory building was the site of another robbery, following a series of burglaries which led to an arrest in late May of this year. In this robbery, which occurred on Monday afternoon, $500 worth of equipment was stolen, Fink said. Among items missing is a balance scale. Also this week, a gold chain was stolen from a juvenile on the 3600 block of Locust walk Wednesday night. A group of boys allegedly approached the complainant, demanding money. The victim, denying that he had any, was punched in the face and stripped of his gold necklace before the group ran off. Fink said that two arrests were made later of juveniles matching the victim's description. A man broke into the Acacia fraternity house, located at 3829 Walnut street, Saturday morning Fink said. He gained access to the house by breaking the front door glass and reaching through the bars to open the door from the inside. According to Acacia member Brian Shay, the man was discovered attempting to steal a television set from the basement. The man fled when confronted. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.Comments powered by Disqus
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