want to send out a big Thank You to those who took the survey. If you
haven't completed the survey, please consider taking it. Your
opinion is very important to us and will help guide us in prioritizing
the issues and concerns of most importance to our center city
community. All responses will be anonymous and confidential.
of our members reported that her son was almost robbed. He was accosted
by an African American armed man, in his 40's at 10 a.m. yesterday
morning on the East side of Broad Street, at the intersection of Pine
man grabbed his arm and repeatedly said, "Give me the cash, give me the
cash as he pulled a gun out of his waistband." When he said, "I don't
have any," the man said "OK, we're going to Wawa at Broad and Walnut.
Walk ahead of me." The son did so, and once at Wawa, began to open the
door. The man, seeing an officer inside, tried to pull him away, saying,
"You're coming with me." The son entered Wawa, and the man ran off. He
gave a description to the transit officer, who then ran down the street
to give a description to the police who were down the block. Homeless
men at Wawa were very helpful, pointing in the direction of the robber. They told the son that this was the second attempt at robbery that they had witnessed this morning.
Be careful! Especially during this difficult time. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Be safe!