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Four men struck by SUV outside Redz Bar

The night didn’t turn out as four men expected after they left a Northeast bar and grill at closing time early last Sunday. A motorist in a sport-utility vehicle ran them down in a busy strip mall parking lot.

Thieves steal truckload of auto batteries

If anyone saw what looked like a lowrider pickup truck in the area of Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue on July 29, police would like to have a word with you.

Man shot and killed on Frankford street

Police have not released the name of the victim or any information about possible shooters in the slaying of a man on a Frankford street early last Thursday.

Officers honored for saving 2-year-old

On July 20, a 2-year-old Northeast Philly child was saved by three 15th District cops, police said last week. Responding to a report of a person screaming on the 5200 block of Glenloch Street, Officers Melissa Creamer, Donald Revill and Anthony Berry met a woman who told them her boyfriend was high on PCP and was locked inside their house with their 2-year-old daughter. The woman told the officers the man just had told her their child was dead.

Police trying to ID attempted burglars in Mayfair

A Mayfair resident’s surveillance cameras recorded two men as they allegedly cased his home on the afternoon of Aug. 4, then tried to break into the victim’s garage early the following morning. Police are trying to identify the would-be burglars depicted in the videos.

Two women murdered in Holmesburg home

Philadelphia police announced an arrest on Tuesday night in the execution-style murders of two women inside a Holmesburg rowhouse on Saturday. The killer appears to have been very familiar to the victims.

Man charged in June slaying

A Lawncrest man has been charged with murder in connection with the June 21 fatal shooting of another man on the 500 block of Rosalie St.

Armed men rob Red Robin Diner

Two armed robbers held up a busy late-night eatery in Mayfair early last Friday. The heist occurred at about 1:45 a.m. at the Red Robin Diner, 6330 Frankford Ave., when two unknown men entered the business, including one with a gun and a bandana over his face. The gunman approached an employee and demanded money, while the other crook served mostly as a lookout, police said.

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.

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.