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Three arrested for string of armed robberies

Police arrested three men for alleged gunpoint stick-ups that stemmed from fake Craigslist ads. Citizens are encouraged to use police stations as a meeting place to buy and sell personal items. 


Police search for masked gunman

A masked gunman held up a Sunoco APlus market in Burholme on Dec. 16 in broad daylight.


Former prison guard pleads guilty to extortion

A former Philadelphia corrections officer has admitted to accepting a cash payment from an inmate of the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in exchange for smuggling illicit drugs and a cell phone into the prison.


Corrections officer allegedly abused inmate

A Philadelphia corrections officer surrendered to investigators from the District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday to face allegations that she threatened and abused a woman inmate, then filed a false complaint that led to the inmate’s arrest.


Big Brothers Big Sisters will pay settlement

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Zane David Memeger announced on Jan. 13 that Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which was originally based in Philadelphia, has agreed to pay $1.6 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it made false claims in applying for grants from the Department of Justice.


Vandal caught damaging cars in Holmesburg

A good Samaritan helped police identify and capture a vandal who allegedly smashed up at least nine parked cars in Holmesburg early last Thursday.


Reward offered in shooting case

Philadelphia police have released a new composite sketch and announced $6,000 in reward money for the capture of the robber who shot a 75-year-old Mayfair woman on Dec. 31 as she walked home from a supermarket.


Man indicted for cell phone store heists

A federal grand jury has indicted a man whom Philadelphia police linked to more than a dozen hold-ups at cell phone stores in the Northeast and elsewhere in the city last year.


Knife-wielding robber hits Far NE Wawa

Whenever detectives examine surveillance video of a robbery, they always look for distinguishing characteristics of the perpetrator. Maybe it’s his clothing, or a facial feature or a mannerism.


Frankford murder possibly drug-related

Illicit drugs may have played a role in a home invasion-style murder in Frankford last Saturday night, according to a police source.