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Gunman robs Oxford Circle nail salon

A man with a rifle robbed an Oxford Circle nail salon on Aug. 1, with surveillance cameras recording the crime.


Robber who mugged senior woman arrested

News media coverage and a public tip helped police identify and locate a thug who allegedly robbed a senior woman at a Frankford ATM on Aug. 3.


Suspects sought in 7-Eleven robbery

Detectives are trying to identify two suspects and a witness in the Aug. 13 robbery of a 7-Eleven in Northwood.


Two try break-in at murder victim’s home

A Parkwood man and one from Bucks County are facing attempted burglary charges after they allegedly tried to break into the home of Christopher P. Murray, the Northeast husband who is accused of strangling his wife in Pennypack Park on Aug. 4.


Woman arrested for prostitution in Bustleton

A police investigation into a “Backpage” madam led Citywide Vice Unit investigators to a twin family home in Bustleton, where they arrested a 47-year-old alleged lady of the evening.


Mayfair man killed in West Philly

A Northeast man was killed in a shooting last Friday in West Philadelphia, reportedly after an argument outside a Chinese restaurant.


Tire slashings reported in Frankford

Vandals punctured tires on at least a half-dozen parked cars in Frankford on Aug. 13.


Officer shot in head is recovering; suspect dead

A patrol cop in the 15th Police District narrowly escaped catastrophic injury as a gunman wounded him in the head during a shootout on a Tacony street corner early Tuesday that left the suspect dead.


Duo attacks, robs Chinese take-out customer in Frankford

A late-night food run turned painful for a Frankford Chinese take-out patron after another man asked him for a light, then beat the pulp out of him. An alleged accomplice contributed in the videotaped assault and stole the victim’s wallet, police said.


Searching for solace

Residents can be relieved there is no killer on the loose, but sadness remains days after Christopher Murray allegedly confessed to killing his wife.

A Northeast neighborhood can rest easier, but its renewed sense of security is tinged with sadness in the knowledge that the murder of Constance “Connie” Murray was allegedly committed by her own husband.