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North­east GameStop store held up at gun­point

Po­lice are search­ing for two men, in­clud­ing a 60-year-old, who held up a North­east GameStop store at gun­point on Monday.

The first ban­dit entered the store at Roosevelt Boulevard and Tremont Street shortly after 4 p.m., walked be­hind a sales counter and ordered a clerk to open the cash re­gister, po­lice said. Mo­ments later, the second male entered the store, poin­ted a shot­gun at a second clerk and ordered him to open a second re­gister.

The gun­men also threatened a third em­ploy­ee and grabbed ad­di­tion­al cash from a store safe be­fore flee­ing on foot, po­lice said.

The first sus­pect was de­scribed as 60 years old, black, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and thin. He had a gray beard and wore a red Phil­lies cap. 

The second sus­pect is “con­sid­er­ably young­er” than the first, po­lice said. He is black and about 6 feet tall with a me­di­um build. He wore a ski mask and had mul­tiple tat­toos on both arms.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the crime. ••

Wo­man sexu­ally as­saul­ted in Pennypack Park

De­tect­ives from the Phil­adelphia po­lice spe­cial vic­tims unit are in­vest­ig­at­ing the sexu­al at­tack of a 55-year-old wo­man in Pennypack Park early on Thursday.

The vic­tim told po­lice that she was rid­ing her bi­cycle on the 3000 block of Rhawn St. at about 12:30 a.m. when a man grabbed her from be­hind, threw her over a guard­rail and pulled her in­to the woods.

The at­tack­er used his hands to cov­er the wo­man’s mouth and nose un­til she passed out. When she re­gained con­scious­ness, she found her­self alone and na­ked ex­cept for her shoes, al­though she doesn’t re­call be­ing as­saul­ted sexu­ally.

Her blue shorts and white T-shirt has been taken, along with her blue moun­tain bike (with a fe­male frame), a brown back­pack con­tain­ing sev­er­al IDs, a Metro PCS mo­bile phone and a small amount of cash.

The sus­pect is white, 30 to 35 years old and 6 feet tall. He has a me­di­um build and light skin and was clean-shaven.

Al­though oth­er un­solved sexu­al as­saults have oc­curred in vari­ous sec­tions of Pennypack Park in re­cent years, in­vest­ig­at­ors have es­tab­lished no defin­it­ive link among this crime and oth­ers.

Call 911 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the crime. ••

Two North­east men stabbed dur­ing brawl with teen­agers

A fight among teen­agers out­side of a Park­wood con­veni­ence store led to the hos­pit­al­iz­a­tion of two older men with non-leth­al stab wounds on June 16.

The vic­tims were ages 28 and 38, ac­cord­ing to Phil­adelphia po­lice.

The older man re­por­ted that he re­ceived a tele­phone call at about 9:30 p.m. dur­ing which his son told him that he had been in­volved in a fight with a group of un­known teens near Academy and By­berry roads.

The fath­er and the 28-year-old friend drove to the in­ter­sec­tion to pick up the son. When they got there, the son poin­ted out the un­known youths who al­legedly had at­tacked him and were stand­ing out­side of the 7-El­ev­en at 3244 By­berry Road.

An­oth­er fight en­sued in­volving the older men and about six to 10 teens or young adults. Dur­ing the struggle, the 38-year-old suffered a cut to his right side, while the 28-year-old suffered a cut to his ab­do­men.

They drove them­selves to Aria Health-Tor­res­dale, where each was treated and re­leased that night.

Po­lice have not re­leased the names of the vic­tims or de­scrip­tions of the sus­pec­ted at­tack­ers. ••

Po­lice shoot driver who tried to run down of­ficer

Phil­adelphia po­lice re­portedly shot a man on a Frank­ford street on Fri­day after he al­legedly dropped off two oth­er shoot­ing vic­tims at a hos­pit­al, then tried to run down a po­lice of­ficer with his car.

The North­east Times was await­ing an of­fi­cial com­ment from the po­lice de­part­ment at press time. Ac­cord­ing to pub­lished re­ports, the epis­ode began at about 2 a.m. when two men were wounded by gun­fire near Hawthorne and Dyre streets.

The men, who were shot in the hip and chin, re­spect­ively, were driv­en to the emer­gency room at Aria Health-Frank­ford in a private vehicle, which promptly left the hos­pit­al.

Po­lice fol­lowed the ci­vil­ian vehicle, de­scribed in one re­port as a Chevy Sub­urb­an, to Duf­field Street, near Dyre, where the driver al­legedly tried to hit an of­ficer who was on foot. The of­ficer fired his gun at the vehicle, strik­ing the driver in the arm.

The vehicle con­tin­ued to Hawthorne and Bridge streets, where po­lice stopped and ar­res­ted the wounded driver. ••

Po­lice nab sus­pects in rob­bery of Cottman Av­en­ue bank

Po­lice of­ficers from the 2nd dis­trict nabbed a trio of sus­pec­ted bank rob­bers minutes after the al­leged heist last Thursday.

At about 1:15 p.m., the masked men held up the PNC Bank at 2200 Cottman Ave. at gun­point, po­lice said.

As the sus­pects at­temp­ted to flee on foot in vari­ous dir­ec­tions, po­lice spot­ted and ar­res­ted them sep­ar­ately, re­cov­er­ing more than $17,000 in stolen cash and three BB guns, ac­cord­ing to the FBI.

Au­thor­it­ies iden­ti­fied the sus­pects as Vic­tor Beck­with, Dur­rell Brown and Lawrence Brown. Their ages and ad­dresses were not re­leased. ••

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