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Serial robber nabbed in Poconos

The hunt for a serial convenience store robber led Philadelphia police to the Pocono Mountains, where they arrested the alleged crook on May 20.


Police issue warning after two Mayfair sexual attacks

Police issued a warning last Thursday that an armed sexual predator may be roaming the streets of Mayfair.


Hospice care operator sentenced for fraud

The operator of a former Northeast hospice care service was sentenced last week to more than 14 years in prison for Medicare fraud, just two days after the U.S. government filed a civil complaint against the same company, joining two former employees who blew the whistle on the multi-million-dollar scam and lost their jobs.


Suspect sought in Wawa robbery

Police are trying to identify a man who robbed a Wawa in Wissinoming on May 16.


Two Northeast banks robbed in two days

A robber held up a Burholme bank for the second time this month, just one day after a different bandit robbed another bank in Tacony. The FBI and Philadelphia police seek the public’s help in solving both crimes.


Inmate gets more time for ’04 rape

Justice may have been delayed, but it arrived nonetheless for convicted armed robber and rapist Lamar Rayson. On Friday, Common Pleas Court Judge Alice Dubow sentenced Rayson to serve 37-1/2 to 75 years in state prison for the brutal 2004 rape of a Wissinoming woman in her home in front of her boyfriend and two children. Dubow issued the state sentence consecutively to a 32-year federal prison term that Rayson has been serving since 2008 for a series of robberies. 


Target robbers strike again

Police say that a group of unidentified armed robbers has struck twice at Far Northeast businesses since April 19, and committed a third heist in Upper Southampton Township, Bucks County.


Police nab watch store thief

Perhaps Michael Greed might still be a free man had he disappeared after he allegedly stole a watch from a Mayfair store on April 19. But he got greedy, according to police.


Crime log: May 21, 2014

April 21 through May 4


Mayfair man beaten at home

Two unidentified men invaded a Mayfair home, pistol-whipped the occupant and stole his wallet and cell phone on May 12, according to police.