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Photo released in bodega robbery attempt

A gunman tried and failed to rob a bodega in Oxford Circle last Sunday and now his face is all over YouTube.


Bandit steals keys from gym, car from lot

A credulous gym patron had to find an alternate way home from the workout facility several weeks ago after a thief stole the person’s car keys from an unsecured rack near the front desk.


Home invaders shoot Holmesburg man

A Holmesburg man was hospitalized in critical condition after two men invaded his home and shot him early Monday, police say.


Man swipes charity change jar

The man who stole a charity change jar from the counter of a Tacony Wawa may be confused, but at least he stands out in a crowd, police say.


Two men critical after knife fight in Tacony

A knife fight early Monday outside a Tacony house wasn’t what it initially seemed, but detectives are starting to get a much clearer picture of how two men ended up with critical stab wounds.


Two NE men dead in unrelated shootings

Gunfire claimed the lives of two Northeast men in separate shootings last week.


Video released in cell store break-in

Two would-be burglars thought they had the security system sussed when they broke into a Frankford cell phone store on June 17, but there were two surprises waiting for them inside Simple Mobile Solutions at 5216 Torresdale Ave.


Inmate stabs prison officer with shank

An inmate inside the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Holmesburg stabbed a prison officer numerous times in the head, neck and arms during a routine prisoner count last Wednesday.


Postman arrested for hoarding undelivered mail

Forget about ringing twice, the postman wasn’t even ringing once in Tacony for the better part of a year, according to a criminal case filed last week by a federal prosecutor.


Robber sought in several dollar store heists

Someone should tell this guy you’re supposed to spend dollars at the dollar store, not take the dollars.