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Police arrest armed robber after spree

Philadelphia police last week announced the recent arrest of an armed robber who allegedly spent more than three months terrorizing businesses in the northern and northeastern areas of the city.


Thieves try to steal change, cause gas line burst

Two thieves tried to steal change from a clothes dryer and almost caused a disaster in a Rhawnhurst apartment building on June 26, according to police.


Suspects sought in several home invasions

Police are looking for a man and two women who pushed their way into a disabled veteran’s Lawndale home and stole $100 from him on Sunday.


Suspect sought in Castor Gardens mugging

Detectives are trying to identify a gunman who mugged a woman SEPTA patron near a bus stop in Castor Gardens on June 26.


Crime log: July 9, 2014

June 16 through 29


Holmesburg man charged with rape

A Holmesburg man was arrested on rape and child sex charges on July 1, one day after police distributed a wanted flier featuring his photo.


Man sought in bleach attack robbery

Police are looking for a man who threw bleach into the face of a robbery victim May 15 and also are seeking his alleged accomplice, who was arrested before skipping bail.


Crime log: July 2, 2014

June 2 through 15


Lawndale nightclub worker shot

Northeast Detectives are looking for two men they believe were involved in a June 20 shooting in Lawndale.


Fugitive arrested in Oxford Circle

A fugitive wanted by the FBI, three Delaware Valley police departments and the Pennsylvania parole board was captured in Oxford Circle on June 24.