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Armed bandit holds up sneaker store

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.


NE ambulance drivers sentenced for fraud

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.


Three Northeast businesses robbed

Police have posted surveillance video hoping that the public will help them identify the culprits in three recent, unrelated robberies involving Northeast businesses.


Fatal accident in Crescentville

A Northeast Philadelphia woman died in a two-vehicle crash at a Crescentville intersection last Thursday morning.


Crooks take estimated $20,000 in copper

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.


Teacher accused of having sex with student

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.


Thief swipes pipes from Tacony home

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.


Mayfair soda machine blown to bits

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.


Crime log: June 4, 2014

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Man steals Wawa charity donations

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.