• Crime

Elderly man held at knifepoint in Somerton

Two robbers in their 20s broke into the home of a 79-year-old Somerton man, held a knife to the victim’s throat and stole cash and jewelry from the home on Oct. 9, Philadelphia police say.


Crime log: October 28, 2015

Sept. 21 through Oct. 4


Two arrested for trying to scam victim at Wells Fargo Bank

Two suspected scam artists “flim-flammed” their way into Philadelphia police custody after they allegedly tried to use a cash deception to steal a Northeast man’s bank withdrawal.


Suspects sought for credit card theft

Two credit card thieves went on a shopping spree at a couple of Northeast Philly businesses soon after swiping a wallet from a woman in Andorra earlier this month. Police hope that someone will recognize the culprits and divulge their names.


Police search for gunman in deadly shooting

A 34-year-old man was shot to death yesterday morning in the street near Wissinoming Park.


NE woman dies in Delaware shootout

A teenage woman from the Northeast was wounded fatally during what Delaware State Police have described as a home invasion that turned into a deadly shootout early Saturday in Dover.


Man steals TV from Walmart, stabs employee

A bargain-hunting shopper tried to waltz out of a Northeast Philly Walmart with a widescreen television and without paying for it last Friday. When a store employee questioned him, the man tried to flash a two-year-old receipt. And when that failed, he pulled out a pocketknife and stabbed the employee in the arm.


Crime log: October 21, 2015

Sept. 7 through 20


Man gets 10 to 20 years for hotel shootout

A man who turned a Northeast motel into a scene from Gunfight at the O.K. Corral will have the next 10 to 20 years to view a whole catalog of Hollywood shoot-em-ups.


Man beaten unconscious outside NE bar

Apparently, a young woman had a point to make with an older man at Benny the Bum’s on Oct. 3.