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Police seek help in finding missing boy

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in finding a Tacony boy who has a “mild cognitive disability” and was last seen on Nov. 4 at his home.


Photos, tips lead to bank robber arrest

Gerald Riley apparently didn’t bother too much with a disguise. He wore a Nike T-shirt, Eagles cap and a thin moustache when he robbed the Santander Bank at 6836 Torresdale Ave. in Tacony on Nov. 4, authorities claim.


Crime log: November 4, 2015

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. 


Driver sentenced for fatal drag racing crash

A Lancaster man with Northeast Philly ties who killed a mother and three children in a racing-related crash on Roosevelt Boulevard in 2013 has been ordered to serve up to 34 years in state prison, although he won’t end up in state custody for a while yet.


NE woman questioned in fatal hit and run

A Northeast Philadelphia woman may have been involved in a fatal hit and run that occurred on State Road just outside the city on Oct. 28.


Man indicted for local bank robberies

A grand jury indicted a Philadelphia man on Tuesday for the robberies of two Northeast banks in September, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Photos released of serial armed robber

The same serial armed robber is responsible for holding up more than a dozen cell phone stores since July throughout the city, authorities say. Six of the crimes have occurred in the Northeast.


Man killed outside apartment complex

A resident of a Far Northeast apartment complex was shot and killed on the lawn outside his building on Monday night, police say.


Elderly man held at knifepoint in Somerton

Two robbers in their 20s broke into the home of a 79-year-old Somerton man, held a knife to the victim’s throat and stole cash and jewelry from the home on Oct. 9, Philadelphia police say.


Crime log: October 28, 2015

Sept. 21 through Oct. 4