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Armed robbery reported at Family Dollar

An armed robber struck at a Family Dollar store in Lawndale on Feb. 23 in a crime that investigators do not believe is connected to a similar holdup in Wissinoming nine days later.


Three arrested for stealing work trucks

It recently got a little easier to do contract work in Northeast Philadelphia and other parts of the city.


Suspect robs two stores, assaults copĀ 

An Academy Gardens man used a crowbar to rob two Northeast convenience stores early last Sunday before he assaulted a police officer in a failed attempt to escape capture, Philadelphia police say.


Salesman held at gunpoint during test drive

A Cadillac test drive turned into a royal nightmare for a used car salesman in Frankford earlier this year as a would-be customer with a gun took off with the merchandise.


One arrested, another sought in church burglaries

The season of lent is supposed to be one of abstinence and atonement for Christians. But two recent visitors to a couple of Roman Catholic churches in the Northeast seem to be having trouble with both of those lofty ideals.


Man fatally shoots brother in Far Northeast

An argument between brothers inside a Woodhaven Road apartment led to a case of fratricide — brother killing brother — last Thursday night, Philadelphia police say.


Woman assaulted outside Mayfair bar

When a woman used a broken bottle to slash another woman’s neck inside Fiddler’s Green Tavern in Mayfair on Feb. 14, it wasn’t the first major assault that occurred at the business this month, police say.


Police seek man who robbed Wawa

An armed robber struck at a Wawa store in Castor Gardens on Feb. 12. Although he used a mask to obscure his face, police hope that video evidence will help them identify the bandit.


Police seek help nabbing robber

A masked armed robber struck twice at businesses in Burholme last month. Police now hope that a member of the public will recognize the culprit from surveillance video of the crimes.


Police search for suspect in at least seven gas station robberies

Police are trying to identify a man who either has a bad smoking habit or an unhealthy dislike for windows, perhaps both.