The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department.
Intersection of North Hollywood Way and West Oak Street
At 5:14 p.m. on Dec. 17, a 49-year-old Burbank woman was approached by a Latino man who grabbed her purse while she waited for the bus. The man ran southbound down North Hollywood Way and the woman lost sight of him when he ran into an apartment complex. The man was described as in his 30s, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a heavy build. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The purse contained cash, a wallet and other personal items.
3500 block of West Victory Boulevard
At 12:26 p.m. on Dec. 18, a Petco employee placed the store’s cash deposits on her front passenger side seat when a man smashed the window and took the pouch that contained $1,500. The man ran into the backseat of a gold or tan four-door sedan, which fled westbound on West Victory Boulevard. Officers were unable to locate the man, described as 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build, 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark shirt, dark hooded sweatshirt with white writing, dark pants and baseball-style hat. No description was provided for the driver of the car. The vehicle was described as possibly a Toyota or Nissan with white license plates and blue lettering.
1600 block of North San Fernando Boulevard
At 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 20, a man entered Roy’s Liquor with a handgun and demanded the store clerk turn over the cash in the register. The man, described as black or Latino, then approached a customer and demanded her car keys. The customer told the man she did not have a car and he took off in an unknown direction. Neither the clerk nor customer were injured. The man was wearing a black bandana over his face, a dark hooded sweatshirt, black pants, white sneakers and black gloves. The suspect also had a small tattoo under his right eye. The robbery is similar to one that occurred on Dec. 15.