An Academy Gardens man used a crowbar to rob two Northeast convenience stores early last Sunday before he assaulted a police officer in a failed attempt to escape capture, Philadelphia police say.
A Cadillac test drive turned into a royal nightmare for a used car salesman in Frankford earlier this year as a would-be customer with a gun took off with the merchandise.
It recently got a little easier to do contract work in Northeast Philadelphia and other parts of the city.
The season of lent is supposed to be one of abstinence and atonement for Christians. But two recent visitors to a couple of Roman Catholic churches in the Northeast seem to be having trouble with both of those lofty ideals.
A masked armed robber struck twice at businesses in Burholme last month. Police now hope that a member of the public will recognize the culprit from surveillance video of the crimes.
An armed robber struck at a Wawa store in Castor Gardens on Feb. 12. Although he used a mask to obscure his face, police hope that video evidence will help them identify the bandit.
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.
A police impersonator who used police lights, a badge and a gun to carjack three motorists on a Holmesburg street in 2012 was sentenced last week to serve 20 years, eight months, in federal prison.
Two burglars apparently wanted to hit the lottery at a Parkwood Deli earlier this month, but they left as losers.
When a woman used a broken bottle to slash another woman’s neck inside Fiddler’s Green Tavern in Mayfair on Feb. 14, it wasn’t the first major assault that occurred at the business this month, police say.