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Three arrested for string of armed robberies

Police arrested three men for alleged gunpoint stick-ups that stemmed from fake Craigslist ads. Citizens are encouraged to use police stations as a meeting place to buy and sell personal items. 


Former prison guard pleads guilty to extortion

A former Philadelphia corrections officer has admitted to accepting a cash payment from an inmate of the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in exchange for smuggling illicit drugs and a cell phone into the prison.


Knife-wielding robber hits Far NE Wawa

Whenever detectives examine surveillance video of a robbery, they always look for distinguishing characteristics of the perpetrator. Maybe it’s his clothing, or a facial feature or a mannerism.


Crime Log: January 20, 2016

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 indicted for cell phone store heists

A federal grand jury has indicted a man whom Philadelphia police linked to more than a dozen hold-ups at cell phone stores in the Northeast and elsewhere in the city last year.


Frankford murder possibly drug-related

Illicit drugs may have played a role in a home invasion-style murder in Frankford last Saturday night, according to a police source.


Vandal caught damaging cars in Holmesburg

A good Samaritan helped police identify and capture a vandal who allegedly smashed up at least nine parked cars in Holmesburg early last Thursday.


Reward offered in shooting case

Philadelphia police have released a new composite sketch and announced $6,000 in reward money for the capture of the robber who shot a 75-year-old Mayfair woman on Dec. 31 as she walked home from a supermarket.


Four gunpoint robberies reported Saturday

A group of several unknown teenage men in a silver car committed at least four gunpoint robberies within about two hours in the Northeast on Saturday night, Philadelphia police said. Many of the victims were also teens.


Police search for man who robbed Moe’s Deli

The surveillance video has been circulating for a week, but police are still looking for solid leads in the armed robbery of Moe’s Deli in Mayfair on Jan. 3.