A boy said he was robbed of his $800 cellphone in the 4500 block of Northtowne Boulevard at 4:41 p.m. July 31.

He told police a person approached, took his phone and left the area. That person returned to the scene in a car with another suspect. The second person, according to police, told the youth that he had a gun and required the owner of the phone to provide the password to unlock the device.

"The victim then reaches into the vehicle and unlocked the phone that suspect one was holding and the suspects then drove away into an unknown direction," the officer noted.

In other Northland-area police reports:

* A 21-year-old man dropped in at the Precinct 18 substation at 2:24 p.m. Aug. 1 to report that his apartment in the 4800 block of Kingshill Drive had been broken into several days earlier. He said the burglary, in which a $550 gaming system was stolen, occurred between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 27.

* A woman, 29, said she was strangled practically to the point of losing consciousness between 3 and 4 a.m. July 29 at an apartment in the 600 block of Worthington Forest Place. "Officers observed red marks and scratches around victim's neck," according to the report. "Victim stated suspect got upset after looking through her phone and began yelling at her and told her and her three children to get out of his apartment and broke the victim's phone during the altercation."

* A 22-year-old man reported that his cellphone, valued at $700, was stolen from him by two men wearing masks, one of them with a "long gun" at 12:43 a.m. July 29 in the 4600 block of Northtowne Boulevard. Although the report states the suspects were located and the stolen device found, no arrests were listed.