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Crime log: December 4, 2013

Nov. 4 through 17


Suspect sought in Rhawnhurst robbery

Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in identifying a man who burglarized the Prism Career Institute in Rhawnhurst on Nov. 5.


Castor Gardens man charged with brother’s murder

A 34-year-old Princeton Avenue man has been charged in the Sunday-morning death of his older brother, whom police said they found wrapped in a sheet with packing material.


Armed men rob same Wawa three times

Men wearing Halloween masks have put the fear of death into employees of an Oxford Circle convenience store in recent weeks by robbing the place three times at gunpoint.


Prison on the menu for Nifty Fifty’s owners

The fifties aren’t turning out so nifty for the owners of a popular Philadelphia-area 1950s-themed hamburger chain.


Teen charged in Fox Chase beating

A 15-year-old boy has been charged in the seemingly unprovoked beating of a man outside a Fox Chase pizza parlor on Nov. 11 while authorities continue to investigate the motive for the attack.


Man charged in beating of two young daughters

A Staten Island man is facing attempted murder charges after he savagely beat his two young daughters, including a month-old, while visiting a Frankford home last Wednesday, police say.


Suspect dies in two-car crash

A suspected car thief died after he ran a stop sign and crashed into a U-Haul truck at a Castor Gardens intersection on Saturday, police said.


Police search for gunman in motel robbery

Police arrested one gunman but are searching for two more who robbed two women inside a Northeast motel room last month. The holdup occurred on Oct. 28 at the Roosevelt Motor Inn, 7600 Roosevelt Blvd. According to police, two women ages 19 and 21 heard a knock at their door at about 2 a.m. and opened it. The robbers entered the room, brandished handguns and demanded the victims’ valuables.


NE man arrested in string of burglaries

Police on Monday announced the arrest of a Northeast man for breaking into at least seven area businesses last month.