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Mayfair store owner shoots robber

A would-be robber made a fatal mistake in his attempt to hold up a Mayfair health food store on Monday afternoon. He brought a knife to a gunfight.


Former NEHS staffer convicted of child abuse

A former administrator at Northeast High School denied that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl student, but a Common Pleas Court jury saw differently on June 6, convicting the disgraced disciplinarian of child-abuse charges.


Armed bandit holds up sneaker store

Robbers usually like to make a quick getaway, but that didn’t prevent one Northeast bandit from taking his time before he held up a sneaker store at Roosevelt Mall on June 10.


Police hope video will help ID burglar

A burglar broke into an Oxford Circle meat store and stole a cash register drawer on June 8. Now police are trying to identify the bandit with the help of surveillance video.


Police searching for serial bank robber

A bank robber struck for the second time on the same stretch of Welsh Road in the Northeast on June 7.


Crime log: June 18, 2014

May 19 through June 1


Cops seek stranger with candy

An unidentified man suspiciously offered candy to a 10-year-old girl at her Far Northeast bus stop on June 9, according to police, who seek the man for questioning.


Gun range robber arrested, partner at large

A senior citizen patron of a Northeast shooting range was wounded critically during an armed robbery in which a couple allegedly stole seven guns from the victim and his friend.


Former cops sentenced in utility theft case

A former Philadelphia police officer and Northeast resident has been ordered to serve a county jail sentence following her recent conviction on theft charges related to the tampering with utility meters at properties she owned in partnership with another ex-cop.


Two locked up for separate robbery offenses

Surveillance video and public tips have helped police identify and capture two alleged serial armed robbers.