A Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested in Bensalem on March 4 on charges that he robbed six businesses there at gunpoint during the previous month. The same guy remains a suspect in two similar heists at a Somerton Sunoco in February.
Crime isn’t as easy as it may seem, even if you’ve got a gun in your hand and a prototypical scowl. Just ask the guy who tried to stick up an ATM patron outside a Summerdale bank on Feb. 24.
A student of St. Cecilia School in Fox Chase was escorted from the building by police after school officials allegedly caught him with marijuana in class.
Detectives can probably rule out one suspect in a rash of automobile break-ins on Sunday night in Rhawnhurst. It wasn’t Joe Isuzu.
Note to burglars: When an alarm sounds, it’s time to go.
A couple of armed robbers who targeted a Somerton gas station mini-mart last month have been growing their territory, suburban police claim. The same two men allegedly knocked off gas stations three times, as well as a convenience store and a smoke shop in Bensalem.
A Holmesburg merchant snatched a gun from a robber on Monday morning, but then the crook pulled a knife and stabbed the We Buy Gold shopkeeper, Philadelphia police say.
A 61-year-old dialysis patient is facing up to 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine after admitting last week to his participation in a Northeast ambulance company’s scheme to defraud the Medicare program.
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A Northeast-based family doctor was charged last week with 23 counts of illegally selling prescription drugs after a federal grand jury indicted him on 26 additional counts of the same offense earlier in February.