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Police looking for Wissinoming grocery store robber

It would’ve been pretty tough to miss the guy who wore a white sweatshirt with a gaudy black design into a Wissinoming grocery store on Oct. 25. Police now hope that someone recognizes him or his distinctive hoodie from surveillance video because the guy ended up robbing the business at gunpoint.


Crime log: October 22, 2014

Sept. 22 through Oct. 5


Two hurt in unrelated shootings

One recent shooting in Upper Holmesburg appears to have been a case of self-defense while the motive for another in Summerdale remains a mystery, police say.


Frankford man arrested for bar robbery

They wore masks to conceal their faces, but Frankford’s Randy Sanchez and his alleged accomplices could not disguise their voices.


Pair arrested for at least 11 armed robberies

An alert officer from the 15th Police District captured two men who are responsible for at least 11 armed robberies of convenience stores, pizza parlors and other businesses in the Northeast since mid-August, authorities say. And the number of hold-ups tied into the case could still grow, although the primary suspects are now behind bars.


Surveillance video of NE shooting released

Police have released more information about the Oct. 13 shooting of a barber in Castor Gardens, including surveillance video of the two men who allegedly took part in the violent attack.


Women allegedly attack school bus filled with students on Boulevard

Police detectives are still trying to confirm the identities of two women who allegedly attacked a school bus full of students with a baseball bat and mace during a road rage incident on Roosevelt Boulevard last Thursday.


Lawncrest man to stand trial for murder

A Lawncrest man has been ordered to stand trial for the June 21 fatal shooting of another man on the 500 block of Rosalie St.


Northeast barber shot four times

A Northeast barber was wounded four times when a gunman fired a hail of bullets at his shop on Monday night, police said.


Crime log: October 15, 2014

Sept. 8 through 21