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Oxford Circle store robbed at gunpoint

It’s not clear whether an armed robber was aware of the surveillance camera at Abreu Mini Market, 948 Sanger St., in Oxford Circle. But the gunman posed for a near-perfect close-up nonetheless.


Mayfair woman discovered dead in car

Relatives of a missing Mayfair woman found her car parked at Leon Street and Shelmire Avenue on Friday afternoon, then police made a grisly discovery inside — a decaying body.


Man robs bank inside Acme supermarket in Far Northeast

The Philadelphia Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the man responsible for the robbery on Monday of the Citizens Bank branch located inside the Acme supermarket at 3200 Red Lion Road.


Man killed, teen injured in separate shootings

One man was killed and a 15-year-old girl wounded in two outbursts of gunfire that occurred about one hour apart on Saturday night in the 15th Police District, authorities say.


Crime Log: July 20, 2016

June 13 through 26


SEPTA officer disciplined

SEPTA Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III said on July 1 that he will not dismiss a transit officer who was recorded on a witness’ cell phone video forcing a handcuffed man to the ground at the Frankford Transportation Center last month.


Search continues for painting

Federal agents and Cherry Hill police haven’t gone to sleep on Taking a Break, the Norman Rockwell painting stolen from a home in the South Jersey community on June 30, 1976, and which is still missing four decades later.


Stolen flag of fallen sailor returned

Update: On Wednesday, the Press of Atlantic City reported that the missing flag had been returned to the North Wildwood home where the July 4 theft had occurred. The newspaper reported that Patrick Corcoran’s brother, Tom Corcoran, was at his home in Bucks County when he received a telephone call from his neighbor at the shore, Tom Schaefer, alerting him that a woman had returned the missing flag, which was inside a box. Schaefer determined that it indeed was Corcoran’s flag based on the markings on the brass rings used to hang the flag from a pole. North Wildwood police have made no arrests in the case.


Details sparce after NE shooting

Philadelphia police found a 21-year-old man who had been wounded by gunfire in a portion of Pennypack Park near Austin Meehan Middle School on July 5, but investigators have released little information about the incident since it happened.


Crime Log: July 13, 2016

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.