$5K offered for Bridesburg Rite-Aid robbers
Two months after three shoplifters robbed the Rite Aid on Richmond Street in Bridesburg, and one of them bit the manager, a reward is being offered for information leading to the suspects’ capture, CBS reported.
The incident reportedly occurred on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Rite Aid on the 4300 block of Richmond Street.
Two males and one female entered the Rite Aid and walked up and down the aisles, stuffing goods into a backpack, according to CBS. When a manager confronted the three, the female suspect bit her, then all three fled the store.
Surveillance cameras inside the store captured the incident on video. Rite Aid has posted the $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the three suspects.
Anyone with information about a crime is asked to call the Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847). You can also contact the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS (8477). All calls will remain anonymous. ••
Shooting leaves one dead
Multiple gunshots fired on a vehicle leaving a party on Master Street near American Street early Sunday morning left one man dead and another wounded, ABC reported.
The shooting occurred after a late-night birthday party held for a woman at The Liquid Room nightclub at North 2nd and Master streets. The woman who was celebrating her birthday left in a Dodge Magnum with two males around 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27.
While the vehicle was traveling west on Master Street shots were fired on the vehicle, which came to a halt on the steps of a nearby building at the corner.
ABC reported that the driver, 28, was hit twice in the head and killed. The front-seat passenger, 45, was hit in the arms, thighs and chest and was listed in critical condition at Hahnemann Hospital. The woman, who was in the backseat, was reportedly uninjured.
According to ABC, police found 14 shell casings at the scene.
Anyone with information about a crime is asked to call the Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847). ••
Philly officers investigated for accidental home invasion
The Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating several police officers from the Narcotics Enforcement Team (NETS) for allegedly breaking into a Kensington home and taking a teenager’s Police Explorers shirt, ABC reported.
Five officers connected to the incident have turned in their guns and been placed on desk duty pending review, ABC reported.
The officers from the 24th District NETS team reportedly entered the home on the 2900 block of Hurley Street, between Cambria and Indiana streets, in Kensington, because they believed that it was a source of drug sales.
According to ABC, the officers entered through a window, but had no warrant and found no drugs. They reportedly took a Police Explorers shirt from the house, which belonged to a 15-year-old who lived in the house.
A resident of the home reportedly contacted the Internal Affairs Bureau, which is investigating the allegations.
The Police Explorers shirt, which is given out by a group for youths interested in becoming police officers, was reportedly found in one of the NETS officers’ lockers, according to ABC. ••