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Police seek Somerton Wawa robber

A man dressed up for a pick-up basketball game robbed a Somerton convenience store on Aug. 24, say Philadelphia police, who are trying to identify the culprit.


NE men nabbed in prostitution sting

Two Northeast Philadelphia “Johns” and two from Port Richmond were among six men locked up by Philadelphia police last Wednesday in a prostitution sting on Kensington Avenue.


Mugger beats elderly man in Frankford

A strong-arm robber brutally beat an 82-year-old man on a Frankford street corner in broad daylight last week.


Three charged in murder of Somerton man

Two prostitutes and their alleged pimp have been charged in the slaying of Francis Zarzyeki. The victim’s dismembered torso was found in the Schuylkill River.   


Crime log: September 11, 2013

Aug. 12 through 25


Alleged cop shooter ordered to stand trial

Eric Torres faces attempted murder charge for the shooting of Police Officer Edward Davies  


Second suspect arrested in pharmacy heist

Philadelphia police on Friday announced the arrest of a second man in connection with the May 5 burglary of the Delaire Pharmacy in East Torresdale.


Two pinched in bank robbery

A Holmesburg man and a young Cherry Hill woman tried to knock off a Bensalem bank on Aug. 27, but they didn’t get away with it for very long, authorities claim.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

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:


Gunman uses restroom, then robs bar

A robber used a gun and a knife to hold up a Castor Gardens bar on Aug. 27, but not before he made a pit stop in the business’ restroom, Philadelphia police said.