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Photos, tips lead to bank robber arrest

Gerald Riley apparently didn’t bother too much with a disguise. He wore a Nike T-shirt, Eagles cap and a thin moustache when he robbed the Santander Bank at 6836 Torresdale Ave. in Tacony on Nov. 4, authorities claim.


Woman gets life in prison in Tacony dungeon case

The Philadelphia woman who admitted to imprisoning and torturing mentally disabled adults in four states over a decade in order to steal their government benefits was ordered last week to spend the rest of her life in federal prison.


Mother took explicit photos of daughters

An Oxford Circle woman has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for taking sexually explicit photos of her daughters, ages 6 years and 16 months, and for offering to send the older girl to Michigan to meet a man for sex.


Police seek help in finding missing boy

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in finding a Tacony boy who has a “mild cognitive disability” and was last seen on Nov. 4 at his home.


Crime log: November 4, 2015

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. 


Man killed outside apartment complex

A resident of a Far Northeast apartment complex was shot and killed on the lawn outside his building on Monday night, police say.


NE woman questioned in fatal hit and run

A Northeast Philadelphia woman may have been involved in a fatal hit and run that occurred on State Road just outside the city on Oct. 28.


Driver sentenced for fatal drag racing crash

A Lancaster man with Northeast Philly ties who killed a mother and three children in a racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013 has been ordered to serve up to 34 years in state prison, although he won’t end up in state custody for a while yet.


Photos released of serial armed robber

The same serial armed robber is responsible for holding up more than a dozen cell phone stores since July throughout the city, authorities say. Six of the crimes have occurred in the Northeast.


Man indicted for local bank robberies

A grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Tuesday for the robberies of two Northeast banks in September, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.