A would-be robber got exactly what he demanded from a Tacony convenience store clerk on Feb. 22, but unfortunately for him, he didn’t get a dime.
Feb. 10 through 23
A masked man with a knife robbed a Parkwood beer distributor last month. Police have released video of the heist in hope of identifying the bandit.
Philadelphia police and the FBI are investigating a pair of unrelated bank robberies in the Northeast recently.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible found themselves in a Philadelphia courtroom last week because they didn’t get help for their ailing infant when he needed it most. Yet, the Schaibles used their seven surviving children to beg the court for leniency.
Police have recovered a gun, red hoodie and black ski mask, but they’re still looking for the guy who used those items to hold up a 7-Eleven in Tacony on Feb. 18.
Update: On Feb. 26, police announced the arrest of Dorren Mills in North Philadelphia. He has been charged with three bank robberies including TD Bank at 6635 Frankford Ave. on Feb. 10. He remains a suspect in additional robberies.
Police are trying to identify at least four young hoodlums who violently attacked a Castor Gardens shop owner after the proprietor refused to buy a watch from them.
Armed with a piece of paper and Unabomber-style sunglasses, an unidentified man robbed a Far Northeast Philadelphia bank last Friday.
Authorities have yet to release the names of two dead bodies who were discovered inside a burnt-out minivan in Frankford early Saturday.