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NE man charged with murder

A Holmesburg man was charged with murder after he allegedly shot another man in the face during an argument on Feb. 2. Claude Thomas, 27, of the 4700 block of Vista St., wounded Rasheed Shannon once in the face as the two quarreled in the street near Thomas’ home at about 1:45 p.m., police said. Emergency responders found Shannon, 25, on the 4900 block of Fitler St. and took him to Aria Health-Torresdale, where he died on Feb. 3.


Bank robbers sought

The FBI seeks the public’s help in identifying the culprits in two unrelated bank robberies in the Northeast.


CVS robbery attempt foiled

A would-be robber dressed the part of Brian Westbrook, but he performed more like Happy Feller as he failed to grab a woman’s cash at a Castor Gardens pharmacy on Feb. 1.


Mixed verdict in ‘Mayfair Tire Slasher’ case

David Toledo found guilty of some, but not most, charges.

A Common Pleas Court jury decided that David Toledo did, indeed, slash or puncture a bunch of tires on his Mayfair neighbors’ cars.


Crime log: February 12, 2014

Jan. 13 through 26


Fourth pleads guilty in Traffic Court ticket fix

A fourth defendant pleaded guilty last week in an alleged ticket-fixing conspiracy at Philadelphia Traffic Court.


Crime log: February 5, 2014

Dec. 30 through Jan. 12


Robber sought in Lawndale heist

A robber with brass knuckles and possibly a gun held up a Lawndale mobile phone store and roughed up the clerk on Christmas Eve. Now, detectives seek the public’s help in identifying the thug.


Fox Chase fire displaces 50 families

Fifty families were displaced in a Fox Chase apartment building fire on Thursday, but no injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.


Robber shoots delivery man in Oxford Circle

Robbers lured a Chinese restaurant delivery man to a vacant Oxford Circle house and shot him on Jan. 28.