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Crime log: January 13, 2016

Nov. 30 through Dec. 13


Spike of burglaries reported in Somerton

Police in the 7th district warned Somerton residents on Tuesday about a spike in residential burglaries in one section of the community.


Senior woman shot in face in Mayfair

An unknown armed robber shot a 75-year-old woman in the face as she walked home from a Mayfair supermarket on New Year’s Eve morning, Philadelphia police say.


Parkwood man sentenced for robberies

A Parkwood man with a rap sheet containing at least three prior arrests in Philadelphia was sentenced last week in Bucks County to serve up to 33 years in state prison for a string of armed robberies in the Northeast and its suburbs.


Car stolen with sleeping child in backseat

A man who left his running car parked outside a Northwood convenience store at 2:30 a.m. with his 6-year-old stepson sleeping in the backseat ran into some unexpected trouble on Tuesday.


Bridesburg man arrested for propane thefts

Police arrested a Bridesburg man last week in connection with the thefts of dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from Northeast businesses, but there is no new information about his alleged co-conspirators.


Tires on 16 cars slashed in Lawncrest

Tires on 16 cars were slashed, possibly by a dog-walker, on several Lawncrest streets early on Dec. 22.


Still no arrest one year after fatal hit-and-run

It’s been more than a year since a South Philadelphia woman was struck and killed by a truck in front of the city’s prison complex in Holmesburg, but the hit-and-run motorist remains unknown to authorities.


FBI seeks help identifying NE bank robber

A robber held up a bank on a busy Northeast street corner during lunch hour two days before Christmas. Authorities now seek the public’s help in identifying the suspect from surveillance photos.


Police release third victim ID, details surrounding fatal crash

Authorities have confirmed the name of a third fatality of the fiery, high-speed car crash in Holmesburg on Dec. 20. Meanwhile, more details have emerged about the circumstances of the accident, as well as the tragic past of one of its victims.