A gunman held up a Burholme convenience store early on Sept. 11. The robbery occurred at 7-Eleven, 1435 Cottman Ave., at about 1:15 a.m. when an unknown man followed the store clerk into the business, pulled a gun and demanded cash. The clerk took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and gave it to the robber, who fled southbound through the store’s parking lot. No injuries were reported.
Police seek two men who broke into a Castor Gardens pizzeria and stole a cash register on March 13.
It took the public less than a day to finger a Frankford man for the armed robbery of a Wawa in Burholme on March 17.
Update: Police on Wednesday announced the arrest of Christopher Moore, 43, in connection with the following robbery. After releasing video of the crime to the public, police received several civilian tips about the identity of the alleged robber. Officers arrested Moore on Tuesday at his home on the 1600 block of Van Kirk St.
City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will discuss plans for redesigning and renovating the play area in Burholme Park at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Ryerss Mansion, 401 Cottman Ave. This is the second planning session for this upgrade, and neighbors can review the project’s final plans. For more information, call the councilman’s office at 215-686-3422. ••
15th District police officers are warning Tacony, Mayfair and Holmesburg residents about a man who is working a door-to-door con in their neighborhoods.
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A Northeast man has been ordered to stand trial for allegedly burglarizing more than 20 homes in various Montgomery County communities between March 2012 and last month.
An opportunistic thief grabbed a woman’s purse from the front seat of her unattended and unlocked car in a Burholme parking lot last month, but police now have images of the unknown crook.