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Crime log: July 1, 2015

June 1 through 14

Woman attacked with blade at El station

An unknown SEPTA patron with a box cutter attacked and sliced a woman on a platform at the Arrott Transportation Center in Frankford on June 17.

Two Ironworkers sentenced in extortion case

Two more members of the Northeast-based Ironworkers Local 401 were sentenced last week to federal prison terms for their involvement in racketeering and extortion on behalf of the union.

Suspects sought in unrelated bank robberies

The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to identify two bank robbers involved in unrelated heists in the Northeast last week.

Police search for clues in two Frankford murder cases

A particularly violent extended weekend in Philadelphia included a pair of fatal shootings in Frankford, both of which remained unsolved as of Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

NE man to stand trial for girlfriend’s murder

A Frankford man has been ordered to stand trial for murder after stabbing his girlfriend to death and burying her corpse in a shallow grave behind their apartment building.

Burglars flee pharmacy heist in Chrysler 300

Police hope that a description of a distinctive getaway car, along with surveillance video, will help them identify three men who burglarized a Somerton pharmacy on June 7.

Bookie loan sharks dealt lengthy prison sentences

Two reputed leaders of a violent Mayfair-based bookmaking and loan shark operation were ordered last Thursday to serve long prison sentences for violating federal racketeering, extortion, gambling and conspiracy laws.

N.E. sees largest heroin bust in decades

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced the city’s largest heroin bust in two decades on June 10. It happened in the Northeast.

Man sought after Mayfair 7-Eleven heist

An unidentified gunman robbed a convenience store in Mayfair on June 9. The heist occurred at 7-Eleven, 3301 Tyson Ave., shortly before 1 a.m