Forget about petty change in the console, a couple of unidentified men took the theft-from-auto concept to a new devious level earlier this month when they raided a Northeast auto repair yard and stripped several cars of their batteries.
Police have released little information about a home invasion robbery and possible sexual assault that occurred in Oxford Circle on April 3, but they seek the public’s help in identifying one of the culprits.
An armed robber probably thought he had the cashier of Summerdale Mini-Market cornered when he pointed his handgun through a gap in the victim’s protective booth. Instead, the worker ran from his cubicle, leaving the masked crook to flee empty-handed.
Police and firefighters will square off in the boxing ring at a new venue on Sunday, April 19, as the Philadelphia Blue Flame football team hosts the 12th annual Blue Flame Bouts at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.
Ricky Sanchez isn’t singly responsible for hundreds of automobile steering wheel airbag thefts that have occurred around Philadelphia since last May, but police detectives think that last week’s arrest of Sanchez is a good start in solving the crime pattern.
Deputy Commissioner Richard Ross, the Philadelphia Police Department’s second in command, has encountered more than a few hostile crowds in recent weeks. But the 7th Police District Advisory Council was anything but adverse when Ross addressed the Northeast community group on Jan. 15.