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.
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 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.
Illicit drugs may have played a role in a home invasion-style murder in Frankford last Saturday night, according to a police source.
A good Samaritan helped police identify and capture a vandal who allegedly smashed up at least nine parked cars in Holmesburg early last Thursday.
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.
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.
Nov. 30 through Dec. 13
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.
A second Bridesburg man has been arrested in connection with the thefts of dozens of propane and acetylene tanks from two Northeast businesses last month.