The Northeast Dollar Store robber got more than he bargained for on Aug. 17.
A five-dollar bag of weed resulted in a near miss for a Tacony homeowner and two bullet holes in his front window in September 2013. Earlier this month, a jury convicted an alleged pot dealer of what amounted to egregious overkill.
Vincent Jackson was convicted for last year’s shootout at the Roosevelt Inn that stemmed from an underage prostitution ring.
A Castor Gardens man probably got more than he bargained for when he swiped the shrubbery from a front yard of a Bell’s Corner home in April. Earlier this month, a judge gave him a lot of work and a hefty bill for his troubles.
A bank robber who likes to wear sports-themed caps struck at a Citizens Bank branch in Burholme on Friday, four days after the same man allegedly robbed a bank in Flourtown.
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A motorist attempted an ill-advised, high-speed lane change on Roosevelt Boulevard and paid for the mistake with her life, as well as the life of her passenger, according to police.
A serial dollar store robber apparently didn’t get enough dollars from his first four hold-ups, so he committed another one on Aug. 4, according to police.
If it’s true that cigarettes can cause people to lose their teeth, a local robbery suspect surely overdid it with the smokes. The toothless thug wearing a “got bit” logo on his T-shirt swiped hundreds of dollars in cigs from a Wawa in Burholme on July 30, police say.
Every year the Philadelphia Fire Department compiles a comprehensive report of the myriad ways that houses catch fire: electrical wiring, inattentive cooking, careless smoking, children playing with matches.