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Crime log: August 7, 2013

July 15 through 28


Robbers distract cashier, steal smokes

A pair of unidentified thieves teamed up to distract a clerk and steal cartons of cigarettes from a Castor Gardens convenience store late last month, according to Philadelphia police, who have released video of the crime.


Shootings claim lives of Northeast residents

Shootings in the Northeast claimed two lives and wounded another person early this week. Meanwhile, a Northeast resident died after being shot in Kensington.


Cars torched in Somerton lot

Police are investigating a deliberately set fire that raced through 24 empty cars in Somerton early Tuesday.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (July 31, 2013)

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


NE man faces 29 counts of burglary

A Northeast man has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly burglarizing more than 20 homes in various Montgomery County communities between March 2012 and last month.


Police looking for armed carjacker

A one-time Holmesburg resident is being sought by Philadelphia police and the FBI for his suspected involvement in a pair of armed carjackings last month.


NE man convicted on child prostitution charges

A federal jury convicted a Northeast pimp on child prostitution charges on Friday, just days after a Bucks County court sentenced him to up to 80 years in state prison for drugging and raping adult hookers.


Alleged phony doctor held for trial

Patrick Usanga didn’t have a medical degree or license, but that didn’t stop him from allegedly practicing medicine at a Northeast clinic, then billing insurance companies for his services.


Police seek robber of Krewstown Road Wawa

Police have released surveillance video of the July 2 robbery of a Bustleton convenience store in the hope of identifying the culprit.