Northeast Times

Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (Nov. 20, 2013)

  • Roland Brown

  • Jermaine Figueroa

  • Joseph Kamara

  • Kirk Olavage

  • Christopher Thomas

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.

• Kirk Olav­age, 43, is wanted for rob­bery, as­sault and re­lated of­fenses.

On May 29 at about 10:30 p.m., Olav­age al­legedly ap­proached a man who was stand­ing on the side­walk in the 3100 block of Wood­haven Road, punched the man in the face, knocked him to the ground and rendered him un­con­scious while steal­ing his cash, cell phone and medi­cine. Olav­age fled on foot. 

Olav­age is white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 175 pounds. He is partly bald with blond hair and has brown eyes. He is known to fre­quent the area of 1400 Frank­lin Mills Circle.

• Chris­toph­er Thomas, 25, is wanted for burg­lary, rob­bery and re­lated of­fenses.

On Aug. 12 at about 1 a.m., Thomas al­legedly broke in­to the home of a wo­man ac­quaint­ance on the 4600 block of Ed­mund St. by smash­ing a win­dow. He then at­tacked the wo­man by pulling her hair, push­ing her down stairs and punch­ing her in the face, po­lice said. He al­legedly stole her pock­et­book and ran away. 

Thomas is black, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is known to fre­quent the area of 4800 N. Carl­isle St.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 or dial 911 to re­port in­form­a­tion about any of the sus­pects. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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