It took less than one minute for a masked man to rob a Mayfair doughnut shop at gunpoint on Oct. 26.
A federal grand jury has indicted a Northeast Philadelphia woman for allegedly taking sexually explicit photos of her two daughters, ages 6 years and 16 months, sharing images of the older girl with a Michigan man via the Internet and offering to send the older girl to Detroit to meet the man for sex.
A woman’s abduction led to an Oct. 29 shooting involving police, followed by a wild auto pursuit through several Northeast neighborhoods that ended when the suspect crashed head-on into another vehicle at a Torresdale intersection.
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For the second time in as many months, spontaneous gunfire near a Tacony intersection on Friday left an innocent neighborhood resident in the hospital, nursing a bullet wound. Several stray slugs from the same shooting struck the district office of City Councilman Bobby Henon.
It would’ve been pretty tough to miss the guy who wore a white sweatshirt with a gaudy black design into a Wissinoming grocery store on Oct. 25. Police now hope that someone recognizes him or his distinctive hoodie from surveillance video because the guy ended up robbing the business at gunpoint.
A 57-year-old Bustleton man was hospitalized in “extremely critical” condition, police said, after a neighbor who was identified as his daughter’s fiance fired dozens of shots from a high-powered rifle in a driveway behind their homes last Thursday evening.
Apparently, a gunman didn’t want to sully the name of his beloved Frankford when he decided to hold up a Torresdale 7-Eleven on Oct. 20. So he went outside, pulled a red hoodie over his “FKD” shirt and took care of business.
A former Philadelphia police dispatcher has been sentenced to prison for selling confidential information about motor vehicle accidents to the operators of several tow truck businesses, including one in Frankford.
Two opportunistic robbers waited for a Wissinoming convenience store clerk to go outside before snatching a cash register from the business on Oct. 16, police said.