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Shootout wounds one in Frankford

A Frankford street turned into the OK Corral on Friday night as an argument sparked a shootout that left one man wounded critically and left dozens of empty shell casings strewn across the pavement.


Two men found bound, shot in Crescentville

One man was murdered and another critically wounded in an abduction-related shooting along a wooded Crescentville street on Thursday afternoon.


Robbers grab $10K from Target

Three robbers made off with about $10,000, maybe more, from a Somerton Target store after ambushing employees inside the business minutes after closing time on Saturday night.


Cops close in on armored truck heist crooks

Authorities think they’ve identified the masked gunmen who pulled off a brazen armored truck heist outside a Mayfair bank last Thursday morning, although the culprits remain on the lam.


Three arrested in Morrell Park heroin bust

Mary Elizabeth Heft doesn’t live like a stereotypical drug dealer.


Crime log: April 16, 2014

March 10 through 23


Man tries to crack ATM, flees empty-handed

A burglar broke through a fence, a wall and a window, but he couldn’t crack open an ATM machine in the office of a Wissinoming auto repair shop on April 6, so he fled with nothing.


Police launch DUI checkpoint program

The Philadelphia Police Department has launched a new drunken-driving enforcement program that will continue throughout the remainder of 2014.


Ex-ambulance driver sent to jail for scam

A former ambulance driver was ordered on April 3 to serve two years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud Medicare of millions of dollars by transporting ineligible patients to medical facilities.


Suspect sought in robbery attempts

A bungling bandit went 0-for-2 in robbery attempts at a pair of Northeast businesses last week as store employees essentially told him to get lost. But the same man made off with a bag of cash from a third heist on Sunday.