Northeast Times

 Articles by William Kenny

Crime log: August 20, 2014

July 28 through Aug. 10


A behind the scenes look at the FOP

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series discussing some of the key roles served by the Northeast Philadelphia-based Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. Part One examines the local union’s leadership, along with recent contract negotiation and arbitration outcomes.


Thief hits Walmart cash room

A thief didn’t have to break into the cash room at the Franklin Mills Walmart to get at the store’s money on Aug. 3. He had the key.


Suspects sought in bank robberies

Bandits attempted to rob two Northeast Philadelphia banks last week in apparently unrelated incidents.


Surveillance videos released in Frankford armed robbery

Police have released surveillance video of a gunpoint robbery that occurred on a Frankford street on July 14.


Shotgun bandit sought

An unidentified man walked into a Frankford food store and walked out with a new 12-gauge shotgun on Aug. 5, Philadelphia police say.


Serial armed robber attempts three heists in NE

An armed robber wouldn’t take no for an answer, but authorities aren’t likely to give him credit for persistence. In fact, police intensified their hunt for the unidentified, knife-wielding bandit last Wednesday and Friday with the release of surveillance videos.


Searching for solace

Residents can be relieved there is no killer on the loose, but sadness remains days after Christopher Murray allegedly confessed to killing his wife.

A Northeast neighborhood can rest easier, but its renewed sense of security is tinged with sadness in the knowledge that the murder of Constance “Connie” Murray was allegedly committed by her own husband.


Person of interest sought in March homicide

Homicide detectives have released new photos of a person of interest in the March 5 murder of a man in Castor Gardens.


Mugger attacks senior woman in Frankford

A heartless robber mugged a 64-year-old woman at a Frankford ATM on Aug. 3. Now, police are trying to find the unidentified thug.