Articles by William Kenny

Armed men rob Red Robin Diner

Two armed robbers held up a busy late-night eatery in Mayfair early last Friday. The heist occurred at about 1:45 a.m. at the Red Robin Diner, 6330 Frankford Ave., when two unknown men entered the business, including one with a gun and a bandana over his face. The gunman approached an employee and demanded money, while the other crook served mostly as a lookout, police said.


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.


Duo attacks, robs Chinese take-out customer in Frankford

A late-night food run turned painful for a Frankford Chinese take-out patron after another man asked him for a light, then beat the pulp out of him. An alleged accomplice contributed in the videotaped assault and stole the victim’s wallet, police said.


Two try break-in at murder victim’s home

A Parkwood man and one from Bucks County are facing attempted burglary charges after they allegedly tried to break into the home of Christopher P. Murray, the Northeast husband who is accused of strangling his wife in Pennypack Park on Aug. 4.


Robber who mugged senior woman arrested

News media coverage and a public tip helped police identify and locate a thug who allegedly robbed a senior woman at a Frankford ATM on Aug. 3.


Mayfair man killed in West Philly

A Northeast man was killed in a shooting last Friday in West Philadelphia, reportedly after an argument outside a Chinese restaurant.


Gunman robs Oxford Circle nail salon

A man with a rifle robbed an Oxford Circle nail salon on Aug. 1, with surveillance cameras recording the crime.


Suspects sought in 7-Eleven robbery

Detectives are trying to identify two suspects and a witness in the Aug. 13 robbery of a 7-Eleven in Northwood.


E. Torresdale Civic approves Maggie’s Cafe expansion

Residents of East Torresdale spent more than two hours deliberating how to react to a local tavern owner’s proposal to expand his business. But by the end of an Aug. 11 meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association, Kevin Goodchild got neighbors’ go-ahead to more than double the capacity of Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe.


Officer shot in head is recovering; suspect dead

A patrol cop in the 15th Police District narrowly escaped catastrophic injury as a gunman wounded him in the head during a shootout on a Tacony street corner early Tuesday that left the suspect dead.