Two masked gunmen robbed a 7-Eleven in Castor Gardens on Aug. 14.
A 10-year-old boy was riding his bike almost a mile from his home at 9:30 p.m. last Thursday when an SUV fatally struck him in a Castor Gardens intersection, police said.
A Northeast resident pleaded guilty on Sept. 3 to assaulting two senior men in front of the victims’ grandson in the courtyard of a local apartment complex.
A senior man from the Northeast is out $14,000 after a group of scam artists tricked him into withdrawing the cash from his credit card account, suburban police say.
Philadelphia police have released new surveillance video of the Aug. 22 armed robbery of Mayfair’s Red Robin Diner in hope of identifying the gunmen. The video has been posted to the Philadelphia Police channel on YouTube.com.
Witnesses recognized the man who robbed and shot a teenager inside Torresdale Playground early Sunday night, but he remains at-large, according to police.
Philadelphia police have made arrests in connection with two unrelated murder cases last month, including the double slaying of a Holmesburg woman and her house guest.
There have been enough robberies involving masked men that the 15th Police District’s commander has instructed his officers to stop anyone they see wearing them.
On July 20, a 2-year-old Northeast Philly child was saved by three 15th District cops, police said last week. Responding to a report of a person screaming on the 5200 block of Glenloch Street, Officers Melissa Creamer, Donald Revill and Anthony Berry met a woman who told them her boyfriend was high on PCP and was locked inside their house with their 2-year-old daughter. The woman told the officers the man just had told her their child was dead.
The night didn’t turn out as four men expected after they left a Northeast bar and grill at closing time early last Sunday. A motorist in a sport-utility vehicle ran them down in a busy strip mall parking lot.