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Gunman sought in Somerton robberies

Police are trying to identify a masked gunman who held up two Somerton businesses on Nov. 3.


Crime log: November 13, 2013

Oct. 21 through Nov. 3


Bicyclist killed in Holmesburg

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


Indecent assault reported on bus

A woman SEPTA passenger was the victim of an indecent assault aboard a Northeast Philly bus on Sunday morning.


Man critical after shooting

A man was hospitalized in critical condition following a shooting on a Frankford street corner early Monday.


Gunman sought in Somerton bank robbery

The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to identify a gunman who robbed a Somerton bank on Nov. 5.


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.


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.