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Person of interest sought in March homicide

Homicide detectives have released new photos of a person of interest in the March 5 murder of a man in Castor Gardens.


Bank robber gets 10 years in federal prison

A serial bank robber was ordered last Wednesday to serve 10 years in federal prison for targeting four banks, including one in the Northeast.


Thief hits Walmart cash room

A thief didn’t have to break into the cash room at the Franklin Mills Walmart to get at the store’s money on Aug. 3. He had the key.


Searching for solace

Residents can be relieved there is no killer on the loose, but sadness remains days after Christopher Murray allegedly confessed to killing his wife.

A Northeast neighborhood can rest easier, but its renewed sense of security is tinged with sadness in the knowledge that the murder of Constance “Connie” Murray was allegedly committed by her own husband.


Crime log: August 6, 2014

July 14 through July 27


Narcotics officers arrested in corruption case

A group of corrupt narcotics officers from the Philadelphia Police Department robbed, beat up and kidnapped numerous suspected drug dealers, stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars during a seven-year span, according to a federal grand jury indictment released last Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


Men steal change from car wash machines

Two men in a duty-sized pick-up truck with “dually” wheels busted open the change boxes on numerous vacuum cleaner machines at a do-it-yourself Mayfair car wash on July 19, police said.


Suspects sought in ‘Stop and Shop’ robbery

Two burglars turned a Northeast “Stop and Shop” into a stop, smash and grab early last month, according to Philadelphia police, who released surveillance video of the break-in last week.


Officer fatally shoots home invader in Northwood

A Philadelphia police officer came face-to-face with death in Northwood on Friday when a suspected home invader pointed a loaded gun at the officer’s head. The cop quickly turned the tables, however, swatting away the threat and fatally shooting the alleged robber during an exchange of gunfire, authorities said.


Frankford teen sentenced in gun case

A Frankford man arrested on weapons charges during a violent week on Ditman Street in October has been sentenced to 11½ to 23 months behind bars.