Some members of the Frankford Civic Association want the police to have access to more eyes on neighborhood streets. They’ve formed a committee to explore ways to persuade local residents and businesses to register their private surveillance cameras with the police department.
Surveillance video and public tips have helped police identify and capture two alleged serial armed robbers.
Surveillance cameras in a Lawncrest convenience store filmed an armed robbery there on May 26. Police hope that the video will generate leads to the identity of the bandit.
A Bustleton homeowner’s investment in surveillance cameras may pay off big time as police have recovered extensive video of a recent burglary of the property.
There are Philadelphia police officers and civilian employees who are sitting in a room in South Philly who can track a smartphone stolen in Oxford Circle, watch what’s going on at Arrott and Griscom streets in Frankford, search for a car believed to be involved in a murder and look for crime patterns.
Police have asked the public for help identifying a man who broke into a Tacony business and stole a laptop computer on Dec. 9.
An unknown man used a threat of violence to rob a Bustleton Wawa store late last month.
Police on Friday released video of a robber attacking a woman at a Northeast automated teller machine and asked for the public’s help in identifying the thug.
Want to help catch the bad guys? Register your camera with the Philly Police Department.