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.
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.
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.
A good Samaritan helped police identify and capture a vandal who allegedly smashed up at least nine parked cars in Holmesburg early last Thursday.
Illicit drugs may have played a role in a home invasion-style murder in Frankford last Saturday night, according to a police source.
Nov. 30 through Dec. 13
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.
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.
A 62-year-old Castor Gardens man shot his next-door neighbor in the kneecap before returning home and reporting himself to police.
A former Northeast man has been arrested by suburban police in connection with two violent carjackings at the same Wawa gas station in Trevose recently.