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Two Ironworkers sentenced in extortion case

Two more members of the Northeast-based Ironworkers Local 401 were sentenced last week to federal prison terms for their involvement in racketeering and extortion on behalf of the union.


Burglars flee pharmacy heist in Chrysler 300

Police hope that a description of a distinctive getaway car, along with surveillance video, will help them identify three men who burglarized a Somerton pharmacy on June 7.


Suspects sought in unrelated bank robberies

The FBI and Philadelphia police are trying to identify two bank robbers involved in unrelated heists in the Northeast last week.


Frankford perfume shop robbed at gunpoint

Something smelled rotten at the King Perfume store in Frankford on June 11, but it wasn’t the merchandise.


N.E. sees largest heroin bust in decades

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced the city’s largest heroin bust in two decades on June 10. It happened in the Northeast.


Former police officer sentenced in fatal DUI

A former Philadelphia police sergeant was sentenced to two to seven years in prison after pleading no contest on Monday to charges related to a drunken-driving crash that claimed the life of another motorist in Holmesburg in 2013.


Crime Log: June 17, 2015

As reported by Northeast Detectives.


Man sought after Mayfair 7-Eleven heist

An unidentified gunman robbed a convenience store in Mayfair on June 9. The heist occurred at 7-Eleven, 3301 Tyson Ave., shortly before 1 a.m


Robber threatens clerk with dirty needle

Philadelphia police are searching for an intravenous drug user with a young child, or perhaps a digestion problem, who tried to shoplift baby formula from a Mayfair supermarket on June 1, but failed miserably.


Off-duty officer shoots, kills armed robber in Lawndale

A Philadelphia police detective had just punched out for the evening, but he still had his gun. And it proved priceless on June 4 as he foiled an armed robbery of a Lawndale pizzeria, wounding one crook fatally and forcing another to flee.