• Crime

Bandits steal 60 cartons of cigarettes

Two late-night burglars made off with hundreds of dollars in cigarettes after a brazen smash-and-grab at a Somerton gas station on Aug. 17.


Second suspect in home invasion on the loose

Police have reportedly made one arrest and are seeking a second man in connection with Friday’s home invasion robbery in Castor Gardens.


Gunman sought in post office holdup

A man with a striped shirt held up a Northeast Philadelphia post office at gunpoint last Thursday. Now police are trying to put him into a different type of striped clothing, a prison jumpsuit.


Arrests made in string of dollar store heists

Donald Thomas apparently went to the well once too often.


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.


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.


Arrest made for fatal stabbing in Mayfair

Angelo Maldonado has been arrested for allegedly stabbing Thomas Ewing to death on a Mayfair street.


Man convicted of prostituting underage girls

Vincent Jackson was convicted for last year’s shootout at the Roosevelt Inn that stemmed from an underage prostitution ring.


Police arrest suspect for string of dollar store robberies

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