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Two mugged on busy Holmesburg street

A gang of four thugs, including one with a gun, held up two young men on a well-traveled Holmesburg streetcorner last month. Police are still trying to identify the robbers.


Man takes batteries, punches worker at CVS

An unidentified shoplifter with a mean streak continues to elude capture, but Philadelphia police hope that images of his face will spark a tip that will unlock the case.


Members of Ironworkers Local 401 arrested Tuesday

Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401 on charges they allegedly participated in a conspiracy to commit criminal acts of extortion, arson, destruction of property and assault, in order to force construction contractors to hire union ironworkers. 


Crime log: February 19, 2014

Jan. 27 through Feb. 9


Three men shot and killed in Lawncrest home

The recent death toll in Lawncrest grew last Thursday. In fact, the tally doubled as intruders executed three men inside a twin home on Martins Mill Road, according to police.


Armed robber sought in 7-Eleven heist

An armed robber struck at an Upper Holmesburg 7-Eleven store on Feb. 11.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (Feb. 19, 2014)

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


CVS robbery attempt foiled

A would-be robber dressed the part of Brian Westbrook, but he performed more like Happy Feller as he failed to grab a woman’s cash at a Castor Gardens pharmacy on Feb. 1.


Robbery victim shot four times

Robbers shot an Oxford Circle man four times as the victim walked near his home on Monday night, according to Philadelphia police.


NE man charged with murder

A Holmesburg man was charged with murder after he allegedly shot another man in the face during an argument on Feb. 2. Claude Thomas, 27, of the 4700 block of Vista St., wounded Rasheed Shannon once in the face as the two quarreled in the street near Thomas’ home at about 1:45 p.m., police said. Emergency responders found Shannon, 25, on the 4900 block of Fitler St. and took him to Aria Health-Torresdale, where he died on Feb. 3.