Dr. Seuss had only one Grinch that stole Christmas but Northeast Philadelphia has at least two of them, according to Philadelphia police.
The same gunman robbed three Northeast Philadelphia cell phone stores earlier this month, police say.
Relatives and police are still searching for a senior man from Bustleton who disappeared more than a week ago after leaving a neighborhood restaurant.
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.
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.
Nov. 17 through 30
Two masked men held up a Rhawnhurst McDonald’s at gunpoint and made off with cash from the restaurant’s safe last Thursday.
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.
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.
A Far Northeast man has been ordered to stand trial for murdering his stepfather, although the specific motive for the slaying remains a mystery.