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Thieves targeting car air bags

There were 52 thefts from autos recently reported in the 2nd Police District, and many of those crimes involved removal of vehicle air bags.


Crime log: January 21, 2015

Dec. 15 through 28


One killed, one wounded in Frankford robbery

A man was killed and a woman wounded by gunfire during an apparent robbery at a house in Frankford on Sunday, Philadelphia police say.


Catch-all crook condemned to long prison term

Lisandro Rodriguez transcends labels.


Three shot fatally in Holmesburg rowhouse

A pattern of violence has developed around Torresdale Avenue and Vista Street in Holmesburg. And the body count is growing with each successive outbreak.


Robber ambushes victim, steals laptop

An unidentified man went to a Mayfair 7-Eleven on Christmas Eve to shop for a specific, high-priced laptop computer, but he never intended to pay a dime for it, according to Philadelphia police. Instead, the thug slugged another patron in the back of the head and swiped the device from his hands.


Man shot in Philadelphia Mills parking lot

Franklin Mills mall changed its name while Walmart moved, but violent crime still found the sprawling shopping destination on Jan. 9 as a shooting there left one man wounded and police searching for a gunman.


Bandit swipes cigarettes, ignores cash

A robber didn’t waste time putting on a disguise before he knocked off a Wissinoming convenience store on Jan. 4. In fact, he didn’t even stop to take the cash, according to police.


Register, electronics stolen from pizzeria

Three burglars treated a Frankford pizzeria like their personal after-hours appliance store on Dec. 21, and they didn’t pay a dime.


Rash of armed robberies hits Frankford

Armed robbers closed 2014 with a flourish in Frankford as they tallied at least a dozen stickups during the final 10 days of the year, mostly in the area of SEPTA Frankford Transportation Center.