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Masked man robs Pizza Hut in Mayfair

A masked man robbed a Mayfair Pizza Hut at gunpoint shortly after 10 p.m. on Aug. 20.

Man hit by car, then fatally shot in Northwood

Homicide detectives are trying to identify a dead man and the killers who ran him down in a car, then shot him on a Northwood street on Saturday night.

Suspects sought in beer store heists

A couple of masked men robbed an Upper Holmesburg beer store on Saturday night one week after a similar heist occurred two miles away.

Serial robber targeting seniors

Police who have been looking for a man who follows elderly people home from local banks and robs them before they can get safely inside have a warrant for his arrest and were looking for him Tuesday.

Tire slashings reported in Frankford

Vandals punctured tires on at least a half-dozen parked cars in Frankford on Aug. 13.

Woman arrested for prostitution in Bustleton

A police investigation into a “Backpage” madam led Citywide Vice Unit investigators to a twin family home in Bustleton, where they arrested a 47-year-old alleged lady of the evening.

Crime log: August 20, 2014

July 28 through Aug. 10

Two try break-in at murder victim’s home

A Parkwood man and one from Bucks County are facing attempted burglary charges after they allegedly tried to break into the home of Christopher P. Murray, the Northeast husband who is accused of strangling his wife in Pennypack Park on Aug. 4.

Officer shot in head is recovering; suspect dead

A patrol cop in the 15th Police District narrowly escaped catastrophic injury as a gunman wounded him in the head during a shootout on a Tacony street corner early Tuesday that left the suspect dead.

Duo attacks, robs Chinese take-out customer in Frankford

A late-night food run turned painful for a Frankford Chinese take-out patron after another man asked him for a light, then beat the pulp out of him. An alleged accomplice contributed in the videotaped assault and stole the victim’s wallet, police said.