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Rhawnhurst mugger targets 87-year-old woman

A twenty-something robber may have been looking for an easy target when he mugged an 87-year-old woman in Rhawnhurst earlier this month. But the crime may come back to haunt him anyway.


Pizza man wounds would-be robber in legs

Guys who rob Northeast Philly pizza men slumped to 0-for-2 this month when a delivery driver shot a would-be hold-up man in both legs on Dec. 17, according to police.


Crime Log: December 21, 2016

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department. 


Rock breaks window at Northeast synagogue

Someone threw a rock through a window of a Northeast synagogue just before a Dec. 2 service, but police are not convinced that the incident was motivated by religious hate.


Robbers with axe invade Castor home

Three masked men with a pickaxe invaded a Castor Gardens home and made off with about $3,500 cash on Sunday evening, police say.


Robber hammers Tacony pizza man

An opportunist criminal with a hammer robbed a pizza delivery man in Tacony on Dec. 7, but his good fortune didn’t last long. Minutes later, police used their own bit of opportunism to lock him up.


Northeast teen’s alleged killer beat robbery rap

Barely two months before Samir Price allegedly murdered 14-year-old Ian Wilsey on a Lower Mayfair street, Price stood at the front of a Philadelphia courtroom as a defendant in a felony robbery and aggravated assault case.


Middle-aged woman holds up Wawa

Philadelphia police are searching for an unidentified middle-aged woman who robbed the Wawa at Roosevelt Boulevard and Rhawn Street on Saturday.


Crime Log: December 14, 2016

Nov. 14 through 27


Motorcyclist killed after crash with SUV

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger critically injured when their two-wheeler crashed into an SUV outside the Grant Academy Shopping Center on Nov. 25.