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Former NE man arrested for violent carjackings

A former Northeast man has been arrested by suburban police in connection with two violent carjackings at the same Wawa gas station in Trevose recently.


Crime log: January 13, 2016

Nov. 30 through Dec. 13


Spike of burglaries reported in Somerton

Police in the 7th district warned Somerton residents on Tuesday about a spike in residential burglaries in one section of the community.


Senior woman shot in face in Mayfair

An unknown armed robber shot a 75-year-old woman in the face as she walked home from a Mayfair supermarket on New Year’s Eve morning, Philadelphia police say.


Parkwood man sentenced for robberies

A Parkwood man with a rap sheet containing at least three prior arrests in Philadelphia was sentenced last week in Bucks County to serve up to 33 years in state prison for a string of armed robberies in the Northeast and its suburbs.


Car stolen with sleeping child in backseat

A man who left his running car parked outside a Northwood convenience store at 2:30 a.m. with his 6-year-old stepson sleeping in the backseat ran into some unexpected trouble on Tuesday.


Bridesburg man arrested for propane thefts

Police arrested a Bridesburg man last week in connection with the thefts of dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from Northeast businesses, but there is no new information about his alleged co-conspirators.


Tires on 16 cars slashed in Lawncrest

Tires on 16 cars were slashed, possibly by a dog-walker, on several Lawncrest streets early on Dec. 22.


Still no arrest one year after fatal hit-and-run

It’s been more than a year since a South Philadelphia woman was struck and killed by a truck in front of the city’s prison complex in Holmesburg, but the hit-and-run motorist remains unknown to authorities.


FBI seeks help identifying NE bank robber

A robber held up a bank on a busy Northeast street corner during lunch hour two days before Christmas. Authorities now seek the public’s help in identifying the suspect from surveillance photos.