Maybe there weren’t any rocks nearby, so a burglar made due with what he had. He used his pickup truck to smash a glass door and steal cigarettes from a Philadelphia Mills-area gas station on Jan. 31.
One Northeast nail salon patron was killed and three others injured when a senior woman drove her car through the business’ front wall and struck them on March 31.
A crew of burglars brazenly broke into two Northeast pharmacies in the early morning of March 25.
The United States was in the depth of the Great Depression when the Northeast Times debuted in 1934.
The Northeast Times’ first edition rolled off the presses in 1934. That same year, Shirley Temple appeared in her first movie, John Dillinger was named Public Enemy Number One, FDR devalued the U.S. dollar, Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run and Bonnie and Clyde met their demise in a stolen Ford. Momentously, 1934 was also the year that Ritz Crackers were introduced by the National Biscuit Company at 19 cents a box. A loaf of bread was 8 cents and a pound of hamburger cost 12 cents, so maybe there was something ritzy about the crackers.
Alert police in the 15th district captured a man suspected in six armed robberies of cell phone and dollar stores in the Castor Gardens, Wissinoming and Tacony neighborhoods last month.
A 15-year-old girl was critically injured early Dec. 3 when she was struck by a car as she was walking across Ryan Avenue near the Roosevelt Boulevard, police said.
Suburban police want to know if any Northeast Philly folks saw a group of masked men traveling in a distinctive canary yellow convertible Ford Mustang early last Friday. They’re likely the same guys who robbed a Bensalem nightclub at gunpoint.
A red ladder fell off a vehicle on Interstate 95 late Sunday afternoon, triggering an accident that injured a Philadelphia police officer.