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Video released in Christmas armed robbery

Philadelphia police released surveillance video last week of the Christmas Day armed robbery of a convenience store in Upper Holmesburg in hope that someone will help them identify the bandit.


Two tow company workers murdered within 24 hours

The men both worked at A. Bob’s Towing in East Frankford. Police have not connected the slayings.  


Suspects sought in gas station burglary

Three unidentified men who burglarized a Northwood gas station on Dec. 23 may be behind a string of recent ATM break-ins, police said last week as they released surveillance video of the latest crime.


Ex-con rams police car, escapes custody 

An ex-convict and two of his pals went for a wild ride on Roosevelt Boulevard early last Friday, leaving a police car and at least two other vehicles in the repair shop while snarling traffic on the busy artery for much of the morning rush.


Vandals shatter stained glass windows of NE synagogue

This is the second time in as many months that culprits targeted Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai in Tacony. 


Teens sought for New Year’s assaults 

Police have arrested one teenager and are trying to identify three others who were involved in the early New Year’s Day beating of a Chalfont man and his elderly mother during a dispute over car vandalism.


Police ID man slain in Holmesburg apartment

Homicide investigators have released the identity of a gunshot victim who was found dead in his Holmesburg apartment on Jan. 3.


Gunmen rob two near Frankford terminal

A pack of armed gunmen attacked a man and woman in separate robberies near the Frankford Transportation Center early Tuesday.


Far NE man surrenders after hit-and-run

A Far Northeast man has surrendered to Bensalem police to face charges that he ran down and critically injured a bicyclist with his pickup truck on New Year’s morning then fled the scene.


Bank robber suspected in second heist

Authorities have re-released surveillance photos of a man who allegedly robbed a Northeast bank on Christmas Eve because he is now a suspect in a second bank robbery on Jan. 4.