On July 20, a 2-year-old Northeast Philly child was saved by three 15th District cops, police said last week. Responding to a report of a person screaming on the 5200 block of Glenloch Street, Officers Melissa Creamer, Donald Revill and Anthony Berry met a woman who told them her boyfriend was high on PCP and was locked inside their house with their 2-year-old daughter. The woman told the officers the man just had told her their child was dead.
Armed robbers ambushed a businessman, shot him and stole his bank deposit bag that reportedly contained tens of thousands of dollars last Thursday evening at a Rhawnhurst supermarket.
Police have not released the name of the victim or any information about possible shooters in the slaying of a man on a Frankford street early last Thursday.
There have been enough robberies involving masked men that the 15th Police District’s commander has instructed his officers to stop anyone they see wearing them.
The night didn’t turn out as four men expected after they left a Northeast bar and grill at closing time early last Sunday. A motorist in a sport-utility vehicle ran them down in a busy strip mall parking lot.
A 9-year-old boy was struck by gunfire outside the Tacony Branch library on Tuesday afternoon, likely an unintended target in what appears to have been a drive-by shooting.
Philadelphia police have made arrests in connection with two unrelated murder cases last month, including the double slaying of a Holmesburg woman and her house guest.
Philadelphia police announced an arrest on Tuesday night in the execution-style murders of two women inside a Holmesburg rowhouse on Saturday. The killer appears to have been very familiar to the victims.
A couple of masked men robbed an Upper Holmesburg beer store on Saturday night one week after a similar heist occurred two miles away.
Police who have been looking for a man who follows elderly people home from local banks and robs them before they can get safely inside have a warrant for his arrest and were looking for him Tuesday.