A robbery and an attempted robbery were reported within minutes of one another April 10 in Clintonville.
A West Weber Road resident said he was near the intersection of North High Street and West Tulane Road at 2:30 a.m. April 10 when four people got out of a sedan nearby. One of them, the victim said, displayed a gun. All four assaulted him and made off with a $100 cellphone, a $50 MP3 player and a $10 set of headphones, according to reports.
Fifteen minutes earlier, in the 2800 block of North High Street, a Neil Avenue man said two people attempted to rob him, but he was able to run away.
In other recent Clintonville-area police reports:
* A West Lakeview Avenue resident told police at 1:50 p.m. April 8 that he thought a vase had exploded, but on closer examination, he found what appeared to be a bullet hole in the blind and window on the east side of his kitchen, directly across from the vase that had been on a west wall. An officer found a 38-caliber bullet in the debris, reports said.
The shot most likely was fired from the sidewalk, police said. Officers spoke with the resident's next-door neighbor, who said he hadn't heard anything. Another neighbor said she was out working in her yard and heard a gunshot but didn't see anyone. The case was turned over to a detective.
* A Broadmeadows Boulevard woman said she was in a business in the 5300 block of North High Street when a person she knew stole items from her, including her $80 purse and its contents. Other items taken from her, the woman said, include a $150 cellphone, another cellphone valued at $50, an MP3 player worth $400, a $300 navigation system and the key to her car, which is worth $200.
* Persistence paid off for a witness to a burglary of a West Lakeview Avenue home at 3:30 p.m. April 11. According to police reports, a resident of a nearby house saw several people stealing items from a shed. He followed them when they drove off and recovered all of his neighbor's stolen belongings when the suspect threw them out of the vehicle, reports said.
* A would-be burglar failed to break into a Tibet Road home April 11, but did considerable damage in trying. The resident said the concrete foundation of her porch sustained $9,000 in damage and her back door, valued at $400, was destroyed. She told police someone had tried to kick in the door between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. that day.
* Two Northridge Road residents filed a police report April 10 accusing former roommates of stealing more than $2,300 worth of jewelry between noon March 12 and 8:24 p.m. April 9. The suspects also reportedly stole a bag of coins valued at $14.