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$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. ••

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