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Crooks take estimated $20,000 in copper

A crew of burglars turned an idle Holmesburg warehouse into a metal factory that supplied them with tens of thousands of dollars in recyclable copper recently, police say.


NE ambulance drivers sentenced for fraud

Two Northeast-area ambulance drivers were sentenced last week to serve at least two years in federal prison for their roles in a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud. One of the drivers is also facing murder charges for his role in an unrelated drag racing crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that claimed the lives of a woman and her three young sons.


Three Northeast businesses robbed

Police have posted surveillance video hoping that the public will help them identify the culprits in three recent, unrelated robberies involving Northeast businesses.


Mayfair soda machine blown to bits

A vandal gave new meaning to the term “soda pop” last Thursday night as he allegedly planted an explosive in the dispensing slot of a Mayfair Coke machine, leading to a blast that shattered the windows of a nearby business.


Thief swipes pipes from Tacony home

Workers on a home renovation project in Tacony took a break on Sunday, June 1, so a burglar went to work. He used luggage on wheels to tote copper pipes and power tools from the job site.


Bank robbery suspect sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI are trying to identify the man who robbed a Northeast bank last Thursday afternoon.


Tires slashed in Holmesburg

A new tire slasher is on the loose in the Northeast, according to Philadelphia police.


Man steals Wawa charity donations

A Wawa patron helped himself to a charity box on May 13, now detectives are trying to find the thief and about $100 in stolen donations that were meant to benefit children.


Cameras film Lawncrest hold-up

Surveillance cameras in a Lawncrest convenience store filmed an armed robbery there on May 26. Police hope that the video will generate leads to the identity of the bandit.


Police: NE man shows gun in CCP class

A Torresdale man caused the lockdown of Community College of Philadelphia and two nearby high schools after he allegedly brandished a handgun inside a CCP classroom during an argument with another student, police claim.