An unknown gunman committed a takeover-style robbery at a dollar store in Wissinoming on March 3.
The dead body of a middle-aged woman in a Wildwood sweatshirt washed up on the bank of the Delaware River in Tacony on March 2 as police happened to be in the area on another assignment.
An armed robber struck at a Family Dollar store in Lawndale on Feb. 23 in a crime that investigators do not believe is connected to a similar holdup in Wissinoming nine days later.
The Philadelphia Police Department announced two arrests last week in the fatal stabbing of a woman in Frankford last month. Although the department identified the victim as a transgender woman, it did not disclose what relevance the victim’s sexual identity may have had in the slaying.
An undercover cop emerged unscathed after someone sprayed his unmarked police car with gunfire, then he found himself face-to-face with several pistol-toting suspected drug dealers in Frankford last Friday.
The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.
With one confessed killer already behind bars and awaiting sentencing for the April 2014 abduction and slaying of a man in Crescentville, authorities have arrested three more suspects this month and are seeking a fifth alleged accomplice.
An argument between brothers inside a Woodhaven Road apartment led to a case of fratricide — brother killing brother — last Thursday night, Philadelphia police say.
An Academy Gardens man used a crowbar to rob two Northeast convenience stores early last Sunday before he assaulted a police officer in a failed attempt to escape capture, Philadelphia police say.
It recently got a little easier to do contract work in Northeast Philadelphia and other parts of the city.