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Crime log: November 13, 2013

Oct. 21 through Nov. 3


Man who shot three cops gets life in prison

Almost three years after two Philadelphia SWAT officers stared death in the face inside the basement of an Oxford Circle row home, a city judge threw the book at the gunman who almost took their lives.


Prostitute testifies

At first, the pimp with the nursing school background tried to resuscitate the “John” as he lay unresponsive on the floor.


Police seek public’s help identifying robbers

A Flyers fan and his cohort may have felt home free after they broke into an unoccupied Bustleton home on Nov. 3 and made off with jewelry and cash. But they apparently didn’t realize that a well-placed surveillance camera had filmed their fully exposed faces, according to police.


Family files wrongful-death suit against priest, archdiocese

The family of a man who had accused a former Rhawnhurst parish priest of molesting him when he was a child on Wednesday filed a wrongful-death suit against the Rev. Robert Brennan and Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic archdiocese. The late Sean McIlmail’s parents, Deborah and Michael, also are suing Monsignor William Lynn, the first member of the Catholic hierarchy in the United States to be convicted of endangering children by shielding a pedophile priest.


Our Lady of Calvary pastor resigns after molestation allegations probed

Parishioners of Our Lady of Calvary Roman Catholic Church in the Far Northeast were informed during Sunday’s Masses that their pastor, the Rev. John Paul, had been accused of molesting minors and voluntarily had resigned the post he had held for 13 years.


Convicted murderer could face death penalty

Omar Cash’s personal motto must be, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”


Bicyclist killed in Holmesburg

Police have released the identity of the bicyclist who was shot and killed on a Holmesburg street on Nov. 1.


Police search for suspect in child abduction

Police are trying to identify a man who abducted a 15-year-old girl from an Upper Holmesburg street, drove her to a nearby park, slapped her in the face and returned her to her neighborhood.


Masked men get $300K in armored car heist

Three robbers wearing Scream-style Halloween masks made off with more than $300,000 in cash after a brazen armored truck heist at a Holmesburg bank last Thursday.