The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:
• Roland Brown, 33, is wanted for armed robbery, assault and related offenses. On Aug. 13 at about 11 p.m., Brown was with an accomplice when he allegedly approached a woman who was standing on the sidewalk in the 6600 block of Castor Ave., assaulted her with a Taser, stole her purse and ran away, police said. Police arrested the accomplice shortly after the robbery.
Brown is black, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 240 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the area of 2500 W. Silver St.
• Jermaine Figueroa, 22, is wanted for aggravated assault and related offenses.
On Aug. 12, at about 4:45 p.m., Figueroa got into an argument with a woman inside her home on the 1900 block of Devereaux Ave., pulled a knife on her, held it to her throat and threatened her, police said. Figueroa fled on foot. Figueroa is Hispanic, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has been linked to an address in Elizabeth, N.J.
• Joseph Kamara, 15, is wanted for robbery and related offenses. On Jan. 18 at about 3:20 p.m., Kamara and an accomplice allegedly used physical force to steal a cell phone from a classmate as they stood on a sidewalk on the 7200 block of Castor Ave. After the robbery, Kamara allegedly fled on foot. Police arrested the accomplice shortly after the incident.
Kamara is black, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 110 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and is known to frequent the area of 1700 Teesdale St.
• John “Edgar” Papaleo, 42, is wanted for robbery, theft and related offenses. On Nov. 22 at about 4:30 p.m., Papaleo allegedly was with his mother at her home on the 3000 block of Cedar St. when the two began to quarrel, and Papaleo assaulted her. He punched her and threw her to the floor, broke two chairs and two lamps and stole her purse, which contained property worth $1,200, police said. Papaleo fled on foot. The victim declined medical attention.
Papaleo is white, 5 feet 7 inches tall and 190 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes and is known to frequent the area of 1000 Borbeck St.
• Jhalil Washington, 23, is wanted for robbery, assault and related offenses. On Oct. 19, Washington allegedly approached a man on the 4600 block of Robbins Ave., pointed a sawed-off shotgun at him and threatened to blow his head off if he did not strip naked. Washington then struck the victim in the head with the gun and stole his cell phone before fleeing on foot, police said. The victim declined medical treatment. Washington is black, 6 feet tall and 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the area of 5500 Angora Terrace.
Call Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153 or dial 911 to report information about any of the suspects. ••