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Feds arrest alleged bank robber

Federal agents have arrested a man who allegedly robbed two area banks and may have been involved in two other hold-ups earlier this month.


Man swipes cigarettes from Wawa

A man used diversion instead of force to steal a couple of cartons of cigarettes from a Bustleton convenience store on March 29, but he wasn’t able to deceive a surveillance camera.


Prison for three who beat, inked NE man

What started out as a flophouse turned into a tattoo dungeon for a troubled 53-year-old Northeast man, who finally got to see the tables turned on three of his former captors on April 9, as a judge sent them all to prison.


Castor Gardens man charged in triple murder

A Castor Gardens man with a history of armed robbery arrests has been ordered to stand trial for the executions of three other men inside a Lawncrest home in what authorities have described as drug-related slayings.


Suspect sought in Mayfair bank robbery

A video surveillance at a Mayfair bank captured detailed images of an un-masked man who committed a brazen robbery there on Monday.


Man arrested, charged with three robberies

Apparently, there aren’t enough Metro PCS stores in West Oak Lane, because Edwin Jimerson ended up traveling to the Northeast and South Philly to rob several of the mobile phone shops at gunpoint earlier this month, police say.


Police seek help finding Frankford man

A mentally disabled and potentially unstable man has been reported missing from his home in Frankford. Police hope the public will help in finding him.


Guilty plea in murder, dismemberment case

Keith Tolbert has a bad habit of prolonging things. As a result, he’s expected to get 22 to 44 years in state prison to resolve his lingering personal issues.


Two wounded in Tacony shooting

A street corner argument sparked a shooting in which two men were wounded in Tacony on Friday night. The gunfire erupted shortly after 7 p.m. in the 6600 block of Hegerman St., according to Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives. A car occupied by two men pulled up to the curb outside a pizza shop and second-floor apartment. A pedestrian approached the car to speak to the occupants. The conversation escalated into an argument.


One nabbed for airbag thefts, more sought

Ricky Sanchez isn’t singly responsible for hundreds of automobile steering wheel airbag thefts that have occurred around Philadelphia since last May, but police detectives think that last week’s arrest of Sanchez is a good start in solving the crime pattern.