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Police searching for serial bank robber

A bank robber struck for the second time on the same stretch of Welsh Road in the Northeast on June 7.


Police hope video will help ID burglar

A burglar broke into an Oxford Circle meat store and stole a cash register drawer on June 8. Now police are trying to identify the bandit with the help of surveillance video.


Former cops sentenced in utility theft case

A former Philadelphia police officer and Northeast resident has been ordered to serve a county jail sentence following her recent conviction on theft charges related to the tampering with utility meters at properties she owned in partnership with another ex-cop.


Two locked up for separate robbery offenses

Surveillance video and public tips have helped police identify and capture two alleged serial armed robbers.


Crime log: June 18, 2014

May 19 through June 1


Armed bandit holds up sneaker store

Robbers usually like to make a quick getaway, but that didn’t prevent one Northeast bandit from taking his time before he held up a sneaker store at Roosevelt Mall on June 10.


NE ambulance drivers sentenced for fraud

Two Northeast-area ambulance drivers were sentenced last week to serve at least two years in federal prison for their roles in a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud. One of the drivers is also facing murder charges for his role in an unrelated drag racing crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that claimed the lives of a woman and her three young sons.


Mayfair soda machine blown to bits

A vandal gave new meaning to the term “soda pop” last Thursday night as he allegedly planted an explosive in the dispensing slot of a Mayfair Coke machine, leading to a blast that shattered the windows of a nearby business.


Teacher accused of having sex with student

A former special-education teacher at a Mayfair grade school had sex repeatedly with a 14-year-old student in March and April, according to criminal charges filed by the District Attorney last week.


Three Northeast businesses robbed

Police have posted surveillance video hoping that the public will help them identify the culprits in three recent, unrelated robberies involving Northeast businesses.