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Victim hits robber with car at Rhawnhurst bank

A suspected robber found out that a gun and a knife are no match for a moving car when he tried to hold up a motorist outside of a Rhawnhurst bank on Sept. 19, police say.


Thieves used card reading devices at ATMs

Authorities have released surveillance photos of two men who may be responsible for installing illegal debit card reading devices at ATMs in Philadelphia and possibly other locales.


Teens arrested for Mayfair gun shop heists

Police say they have locked up two teenagers for breaking into a Mayfair gun shop three times within three weeks recently, but the 17 firearms that they allegedly swiped are still missing.


Police search for driver in fatal hit and run

A hit-and-run crash claimed the life of a Lower Mayfair man in Rhawnhurst early Sunday.


Motorist runs down NE crossing guard

A Northeast crossing guard is recovering from broken bones and other injuries after a motorist intentionally ran her down in an apparent episode of road rage, police said.


Men steal safe from Public Storage

Two men used a U-Haul truck to burglarize a Northeast Philadelphia self-storage facility on Sept. 15, but it wasn’t the vehicle’s payload capacity that the crooks found most useful.


Suspect sought in Tacony Wawa heist

Police are trying to identify a man who used a demand note to rob a Tacony convenience store on Sept. 12. The crook entered the Wawa at 6400 Torresdale Ave. at about 4:10 p.m., approached the sales counter with two bottled drinks and handed a note to a 25-year-old man clerk demanding that he empty the contents of the cash register in a bag.


Police: Church bandit also hit restaurants

A Port Richmond man has been accused of breaking into a Catholic church in the Northeast and stealing cash from two donation boxes, but that’s not his only crime, authorities claim.


Pastor’s wife shoots robber in Northwood

An armed robber may have figured that a Lutheran pastor and his wife would be an easy mark last Thursday night as they returned home from a religious concert. But the thug failed to account for the fact that the lady was packing heat.


Mayfair gun shop burglarized, 17 firearms stolen

Lock’s Gun Exchange in Mayfair might want to beef up its locks, and the rest of its security system in the wake of three recent break-ins that resulted in the theft of 17 handguns from the shop.