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Thieves try to steal change, cause gas line burst

Two thieves tried to steal change from a clothes dryer and almost caused a disaster in a Rhawnhurst apartment building on June 26, according to police.


Man gunned down on Frankford street corner

A hail of gunshots claimed the life of a 25-year-old man on a busy Frankford street corner on Sunday night. Early this week, police still had few details to release about the slaying.


Suspects sought in several home invasions

Police are looking for a man and two women who pushed their way into a disabled veteran’s Lawndale home and stole $100 from him on Sunday.


Holmesburg man charged with rape

A Holmesburg man was arrested on rape and child sex charges on July 1, one day after police distributed a wanted flier featuring his photo.


Thieves swipe motorized bike from driveway

A surveillance camera filmed a pair of thieves stealing a motorized bicycle from behind a house in Castor Gardens on June 30. Police are trying to identify the culprits.


Police seek person of interest for murder

Homicide detectives have released photos of a person of interest in the March 5 murder of a man in Castor Gardens.


Suspect sought in Castor Gardens mugging

Detectives are trying to identify a gunman who mugged a woman SEPTA patron near a bus stop in Castor Gardens on June 26.


Police arrest armed robber after spree

Philadelphia police last week announced the recent arrest of an armed robber who allegedly spent more than three months terrorizing businesses in the northern and northeastern areas of the city.


Crime log: July 9, 2014

June 16 through 29


Cop arrested for encouraging fights

A city police officer was arrested last week for allegedly encouraging her children to engage in fights in the Northeast.