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Man sought for gunpoint sex assault

Philadelphia police have released a mugshot of a fugitive who is wanted for a gunpoint sexual assault in Holmesburg on June 30.


Armed man robs Lawncrest store

A hooded and masked man with a gun held up a Lawncrest convenience store on June 24.


Alleged bank robber hops a bus after heist

Police caught the alleged culprit in a very low-budget bank robbery last week by stopping his getaway vehicle — a SEPTA bus — and taking him into custody.


2nd suspect in Bustleton robbery arrested in N.J.

Police this week named a suspect in a June 12 robbery and shooting in Bustleton, and by Tuesday, June 24, they had him in custody.


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.


Woman sexually assaulted on Woodhaven Road

A 41-year-old woman who accepted a ride from two men was sexually assaulted by one of them on the 3300 block of Woodhaven Road early Sunday morning, police said. According to the Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, the woman became ill in the black four-door vehicle and the men stopped on Woodhaven Road at about 3:30 a.m. The driver got in the back with the woman and sexually assaulted her, police said. After the assault, the man grabbed the victim by the hair, pulled her from the vehicle and drove away. Both men were white and spoke with strong accents, possibly Polish. The first man was in his 30s and stood about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was thin and had short brown hair. The second man was 25 to 28 years old, short and muscular. He had blond buzz cut hair. ••


Police search for teen’s kidnappers

A Hollywood-style drama played out in Somerton on June 18 as robbers kidnapped a local teenager, invaded his parents’ home and stole tens of thousands of dollars in cash. 


Two suspects arrested after motel shootout

Two men who allegedly turned a Northeast motel into the OK Corral three months ago are now behind bars facing aggravated assault charges.


Cops looking for ShopRite cigarette thief

Police have released surveillance recordings of a man seen in a Frankford Avenue ShopRite who they said stole 20 cartons of cigarettes.


Two arrested following Andalusia hit-and-run

Two people have been arrested for a car accident that killed a Philadelphia man as he walked along Bristol Pike near Woodhaven Road in Andalusia last on June 19.