It took less than one minute for a masked man to rob a Mayfair doughnut shop at gunpoint on Oct. 26.
A woman’s abduction led to an Oct. 29 shooting involving police, followed by a wild auto pursuit through several Northeast neighborhoods that ended when the suspect crashed head-on into another vehicle at a Torresdale intersection.
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It would’ve been pretty tough to miss the guy who wore a white sweatshirt with a gaudy black design into a Wissinoming grocery store on Oct. 25. Police now hope that someone recognizes him or his distinctive hoodie from surveillance video because the guy ended up robbing the business at gunpoint.
Apparently, a gunman didn’t want to sully the name of his beloved Frankford when he decided to hold up a Torresdale 7-Eleven on Oct. 20. So he went outside, pulled a red hoodie over his “FKD” shirt and took care of business.
For the second time in as many months, spontaneous gunfire near a Tacony intersection on Friday left an innocent neighborhood resident in the hospital, nursing a bullet wound. Several stray slugs from the same shooting struck the district office of City Councilman Bobby Henon.
A 57-year-old Bustleton man was hospitalized in “extremely critical” condition, police said, after a neighbor who was identified as his daughter’s fiance fired dozens of shots from a high-powered rifle in a driveway behind their homes last Thursday evening.
Two opportunistic robbers waited for a Wissinoming convenience store clerk to go outside before snatching a cash register from the business on Oct. 16, police said.
A former Philadelphia police dispatcher has been sentenced to prison for selling confidential information about motor vehicle accidents to the operators of several tow truck businesses, including one in Frankford.
A Pennypack park user had his wallet and mobile phone stolen from his unattended car on Oct. 15. Now police are searching for the man seen using a pilfered credit card at two Northeast retail stores later that day.