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Three arrested for string of armed robberies

Police arrested three men for alleged gunpoint stick-ups that stemmed from fake Craigslist ads. Citizens are encouraged to use police stations as a meeting place to buy and sell personal items. 

Police search for masked gunman

A masked gunman held up a Sunoco APlus market in Burholme on Dec. 16 in broad daylight.

Reward offered in shooting case

Philadelphia police have released a new composite sketch and announced $6,000 in reward money for the capture of the robber who shot a 75-year-old Mayfair woman on Dec. 31 as she walked home from a supermarket.

Crime Log: January 20, 2016

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 

Knife-wielding robber hits Far NE Wawa

Whenever detectives examine surveillance video of a robbery, they always look for distinguishing characteristics of the perpetrator. Maybe it’s his clothing, or a facial feature or a mannerism.

Vandal caught damaging cars in Holmesburg

A good Samaritan helped police identify and capture a vandal who allegedly smashed up at least nine parked cars in Holmesburg early last Thursday.

Frankford murder possibly drug-related

Illicit drugs may have played a role in a home invasion-style murder in Frankford last Saturday night, according to a police source.

Man indicted for cell phone store heists

A federal grand jury has indicted a man whom Philadelphia police linked to more than a dozen hold-ups at cell phone stores in the Northeast and elsewhere in the city last year.

Crime log: January 13, 2016

Nov. 30 through Dec. 13

Second suspect arrested for propane heists

A second Bridesburg man has been arrested in connection with the thefts of dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from two Northeast businesses last month.