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Suspect sought for bank robberies 

A bank robber who likes to wear sports-themed caps struck at a Citizens Bank branch in Burholme on Friday, four days after the same man allegedly robbed a bank in Flourtown.


Man found guilty in shooting over $5 of weed

A five-dollar bag of weed resulted in a near miss for a Tacony homeowner and two bullet holes in his front window in September 2013. Earlier this month, a jury convicted an alleged pot dealer of what amounted to egregious overkill.


Police arrest suspect for string of dollar store robberies

The Northeast Dollar Store robber got more than he bargained for on Aug. 17. 


Castor Gardens man sentenced for stealing shrubbery

A Castor Gardens man probably got more than he bargained for when he swiped the shrubbery from a front yard of a Bell’s Corner home in April. Earlier this month, a judge gave him a lot of work and a hefty bill for his troubles.


Crime log: August 12, 2015

July 13 through 26


Man fatally stabbed walking home in Mayfair

Thomas Ewing and his pals decided to walk home from the bar. That’s what you’re supposed to do, right?


Toothless man swipes smokes from Wawa

If it’s true that cigarettes can cause people to lose their teeth, a local robbery suspect surely overdid it with the smokes. The toothless thug wearing a “got bit” logo on his T-shirt swiped hundreds of dollars in cigs from a Wawa in Burholme on July 30, police say.


Driver arrested after crashing car into house

Every year the Philadelphia Fire Department compiles a comprehensive report of the myriad ways that houses catch fire: electrical wiring, inattentive cooking, careless smoking, children playing with matches.


Two dead in single-car crash on Boulevard

A motorist attempted an ill-advised, high-speed lane change on Roosevelt Boulevard and paid for the mistake with her life, as well as the life of her passenger, according to police.


Man shot in the back at Tarken Playground 

A man who turned up at Tarken Playground with a bullet hole in his back doesn’t know who shot him, why he shot him or how he shot him, police say.