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Bank robber suspected in second heist

Authorities have re-released surveillance photos of a man who allegedly robbed a Northeast bank on Christmas Eve because he is now a suspect in a second bank robbery on Jan. 4.


Frankford home invasion leads to shootout

A husband and father from Frankford survived a gun battle with two home invaders on Monday night, but he has become the subject of a narcotics trafficking investigation, police said.


Four teens arrested in Philadelphia Mills melee

Hundreds of Philadelphia school kids will have compelling tales to share when asked how they spent their recently concluded holiday vacation.


FBI searches for robber after holiday heistĀ 

The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to identify a man who robbed Citizens Bank at 2516 Welsh Road on Christmas Eve.


Crime Log: Jan. 4, 2017

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. 


Couple uses hammer to rob Somerton Wawa

The Jan. 2 robbery of a Somerton convenience store had many of the qualities of a Bonnie and Clyde set-up, except their weapon of choice perhaps. Instead of a Browning Automatic Rifle, the guy and gal tandem used a hammer.


Police: Teen attacked boy three times

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault, intimidation, conspiracy and other offenses as a result of three attacks on another teen last month near Ryan and Rowland avenues in Mayfair.


Phone scammers pretend to be with FBI

The FBI is warning residents of Eastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey not to fall victim to a new telephone scam that employs the federal agency’s own identifying information.


Officers of month honored

Philadelphia Police Officers Brian Brent and Kevin Ward have been named Officers of the Month for November in the Northeast’s 15th district.


Northwood tires slashed Christmas morning

Someone was sneaking around the streets of Northwood before dawn on Christmas morning, but he wasn’t wearing a red suit and carrying a bag of toys. Rather, he had a blade and was up to no good.