A single, unidentified man is responsible for at least seven armed robberies of convenience stores and gas stations near Harbison and Torresdale avenues since Aug. 14, police say. Five of the hold-ups have occurred at the same 7-Eleven.
A late-morning fire claimed the life of a man inside his Fox Chase home on Aug. 17, authorities say.
Two armed men burst into a Wissinoming house and shot a 22-year-old man in the head on Aug. 17, Philadelphia police say.
Three men used rubber mallets to steal $100,000 worth of jewelry from a store inside Philadelphia Mills mall on Aug. 17, police say.
Local, state and federal narcotics investigators have seized almost $8 million in heroin and arrested 18 people during raids on five Mayfair homes since last October, law enforcement sources say.
Two men were wounded, including one fatally, during a shooting at a basketball court in Frankford on Aug. 12.
An exchange of heated words between a 17-year-old boy and a group of people in a dark SUV sparked a shooting that left the boy with a wounded leg last Thursday, Philadelphia police say.
A teenager wanted by police for allegedly taking part in the shooting and robbery of a take-out food delivery man in Southwest Philadelphia in June has been arrested in Frankford.
July 25 through Aug. 7
Two armed robbers walked into a Frankford grocery store and asked for water ice before walking out with some cold, hard cash last month, Philadelphia police say. Investigators hope surveillance video will help them identify the crooks.