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Crime Log: October 12, 2016

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 

Bridesburg 7-Eleven robber wanted

A man holding a knife in each hand didn’t quite carry out the robbery he expected at a Bridesburg convenience store last month.

Wissinoming man shot, killed outside home

A Wissinoming man succumbed in a hail of bullets outside his rowhome on Sept. 27, reportedly when he had stepped outside to smoke a cigarette.

Police seek info on crossing guard hit and run

Philadelphia police have released new information about their search for a hit-and-run driver who struck down a crossing guard on an Oxford Circle street corner on Sept. 21. Despite social media reports to the contrary, the motorist had not been captured or identified as of Tuesday morning.

Crime Log: October 5, 2016

Sept. 5 through 18

Cops: Girl, 13, behind ‘scary clown’ threats 

Authorities have unmasked a “scary clown” who used social media to make a series of violent threats last weekend targeting numerous city schools.

Bundled up man robs Far Northeast bank

Fall was barely one week old, but a man showed up at a Northeast bank on Sept. 29 as if it was the dead of winter. It was his version of a robbery disguise, authorities say.

2 years later, man arrested in hit and run

After almost two years, someone finally gave accident investigators the tip they needed to solve the December 2014 fatal hit and run of a South Philadelphia woman in Holmesburg.

Victim hits robber with car at Rhawnhurst bank

A suspected robber found out that a gun and a knife are no match for a moving car when he tried to hold up a motorist outside of a Rhawnhurst bank on Sept. 19, police say.

Thieves used card reading devices at ATMs

Authorities have released surveillance photos of two men who may be responsible for installing illegal debit card reading devices at ATMs in Philadelphia and possibly other locales.