Robbers usually like to make a quick getaway, but that didn’t prevent one Northeast bandit from taking his time before he held up a sneaker store at Roosevelt Mall on June 10.
Two Northeast-area ambulance drivers were sentenced last week to serve at least two years in federal prison for their roles in a multimillion-dollar Medicare fraud. One of the drivers is also facing murder charges for his role in an unrelated drag racing crash on Roosevelt Boulevard that claimed the lives of a woman and her three young sons.
Police have posted surveillance video hoping that the public will help them identify the culprits in three recent, unrelated robberies involving Northeast businesses.
A Northeast Philadelphia woman died in a two-vehicle crash at a Crescentville intersection last Thursday morning.
A crew of burglars turned an idle Holmesburg warehouse into a metal factory that supplied them with tens of thousands of dollars in recyclable copper recently, police say.
A former special-education teacher at a Mayfair grade school had sex repeatedly with a 14-year-old student in March and April, according to criminal charges filed by the District Attorney last week.
Workers on a home renovation project in Tacony took a break on Sunday, June 1, so a burglar went to work. He used luggage on wheels to tote copper pipes and power tools from the job site.
A vandal gave new meaning to the term “soda pop” last Thursday night as he allegedly planted an explosive in the dispensing slot of a Mayfair Coke machine, leading to a blast that shattered the windows of a nearby business.
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A Wawa patron helped himself to a charity box on May 13, now detectives are trying to find the thief and about $100 in stolen donations that were meant to benefit children.