They wore masks to conceal their faces, but Frankford’s Randy Sanchez and his alleged accomplices could not disguise their voices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A surveillance video released by Philadelphia police last week showed how astonishingly quick a crime of opportunity can occur.
A homeless man with a history of violence — and prison time — got the attention of dozens of Pathmark shoppers on Oct. 6 when, police said, he used a kitchen knife to stab a 50-year-old man in the face, wounding the victim critically and leaving the store’s dairy section a bloody mess.
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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.
A Northeast barber was wounded four times when a gunman fired a hail of bullets at his shop on Monday night, police said.