• Crime

Suspect sought in Tacony Wawa heist

Police are trying to identify a man who used a demand note to rob a Tacony convenience store on Sept. 12. The crook entered the Wawa at 6400 Torresdale Ave. at about 4:10 p.m., approached the sales counter with two bottled drinks and handed a note to a 25-year-old man clerk demanding that he empty the contents of the cash register in a bag.

Police: Church bandit also hit restaurants

A Port Richmond man has been accused of breaking into a Catholic church in the Northeast and stealing cash from two donation boxes, but that’s not his only crime, authorities claim.

Pastor’s wife shoots robber in Northwood

An armed robber may have figured that a Lutheran pastor and his wife would be an easy mark last Thursday night as they returned home from a religious concert. But the thug failed to account for the fact that the lady was packing heat.

Mayfair gun shop burglarized, 17 firearms stolen

Lock’s Gun Exchange in Mayfair might want to beef up its locks, and the rest of its security system in the wake of three recent break-ins that resulted in the theft of 17 handguns from the shop.

Double fatal stabbing in Millbrook

Neighbors on the 12000 block of Elmore Road in Millbrook sensed trouble on Sept. 13 when they hadn’t seen 68-year-old widow Virginia McLaughlin in about a day, so they called police.

Two local cases of animal cruelty render guilty verdicts

The Pennsylvania SPCA last week secured guilty verdicts in two local cases of animal cruelty.

Northeast cop who shot son put on restricted duty

Officer Dorian Young fired a .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol twice, wounding his son in the abdomen and back. 

Men steal cigarettes from Tacony store

Two unidentified cigarette burglars busted through a pair of Bilco doors to raid a tobacco stash inside a Tacony grocery store on Aug. 31.

Man, 19, charged in home invasion, shooting

A 19-year-old from Oxford Circle invaded the home of a Rhawnhurst couple, fired a gunshot and robbed them on Sept. 7 moments before he robbed a woman at gunpoint two blocks away, authorities say.

Graffitists caught on video

A lot of artists don’t like people to see their work before it’s complete. But real-time video cameras didn’t seem to deter three graffitists who brazenly tagged a Northwood mini-market on Aug. 5.