Police nab videotaped crooks

  • Edward Barnes

  • Phil Delvecchio

  • Luis Solder

  • Keith Richardson

  • Jason McCarthy

All of those sur­veil­lance videos that Phil­adelphia po­lice have re­leased to the news me­dia re­cently seem to be work­ing. Last week, the de­part­ment an­nounced the ar­rests of six men for vari­ous un­re­lated crimes that had all been cap­tured on video.

In each case, the pub­lic helped in­vest­ig­at­ors identi­fy and, per­haps, find the al­leged cul­prits. Five of the crooks com­mit­ted crimes in the North­east.

Most re­cently, of­ficers cap­tured Jason Mc­Carthy, 29, on Feb. 7 and charged him with the Feb. 4 burg­lary of Pel­bano Re­cre­ation Cen­ter in Rhawn­hurst. Mc­Carthy, who is home­less, al­legedly broke in­to the fa­cil­ity through a rear door, then pried open a vend­ing ma­chine to grab the cash in­side. Mc­Carthy is charged with burg­lary and re­lated of­fenses.

On Jan. 8, po­lice ar­res­ted Keith Richard­son, 19, of the 3200 block of Tampa St., for the armed rob­bery of a 7-El­ev­en at 3301 Tyson Ave. in May­fair. Richard­son was one of two masked gun­men to hold up the store, said po­lice, who have not an­nounced oth­er ar­rests in the case.

On Jan. 9, po­lice cap­tured Lu­is Solder, 38, of the 5700 block of Wey­mouth St., and charged him with 14 counts of rob­bery, in­clud­ing a New Year’s Day knife­point hold-up of a 7-El­ev­en at 5800 Rising Sun Ave. in Cres­centville.

In ad­di­tion, po­lice ar­res­ted Philip Delvec­chio, 43, of the 1000 block of Af­ton St., for steal­ing a purse from an un­oc­cu­pied and un­locked car on the 800 block of Cottman Ave. last June. They also ar­res­ted Ed­ward Barnes, 48, of the 3400 block of Cottman Ave., for break­ing in­to an oc­cu­pied house on the 3000 block of Guil­ford St. last May and us­ing the vic­tims’ stolen cred­it card to make a pur­chase at a nearby 7-El­ev­en. ••

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