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Suspects sought for stealing FedEx box

Dr. Seuss had only one Grinch that stole Christmas but Northeast Philadelphia has at least two of them, according to Philadelphia police. 


Gunman robs NE cell phone stores

The same gunman robbed three Northeast Philadelphia cell phone stores earlier this month, police say.


Senior man still missing

Relatives and police are still searching for a senior man from Bustleton who disappeared more than a week ago after leaving a neighborhood restaurant.


Woman critically injured after being run over by her own car

A 46-year-old woman was critically injured when she was run over by her own car late Friday afternoon outside the Klein JCC on Jamison Avenue near Red Lion Road, police said.


Scam artist arrested in Rhawnhurst

Police, U.S. marshals and Secret Service agents went to a Rhawnhurst apartment building on Dec. 5 seeking to arrest a man for passing tens of thousands of dollars in bad checks. When they got there, the officers found their fugitive, who was allegedly sitting on a loaded gun and illegal drugs.


Crime log: December 17, 2014

Nov. 17 through 30


Rhawnhurst McDonald’s robbed at gunpoint

Two masked men held up a Rhawnhurst McDonald’s at gunpoint and made off with cash from the restaurant’s safe last Thursday.


Police investigating $90K jewelry heist

Robbers pistol-whipped an attendant and made off with jewelry worth $90,000 from a Castor Avenue store on Dec. 5, said Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd Police District. The robbers also got away with $800.


Stray bullet hits teen in Wissinoming

A stray bullet entered a Wissinoming home and grazed a 13-year-old boy in the stomach as a gunman opened fire on the house during a failed robbery attempt, Philadelphia police say.


Far Northeast man to stand trial for murder

A Far Northeast man has been ordered to stand trial for murdering his stepfather, although the specific motive for the slaying remains a mystery.