Armed robbers have mounted a formidable assault on Northeast shops and convenience stores since mid-August, But it’s no coincidence, according to Philadelphia police, who say that the same masked man was involved in at least 13 of those crimes.
Witnesses recognized the man who robbed and shot a teenager inside Torresdale Playground early Sunday night, but he remains at-large, according to police.
A Frankford man has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a suspected thief who, he claims, was trying to break into his pickup truck last Thursday night, Philadelphia police said.
“Some persons care little or nothing for the past. Musty records and old things have no charm for them.” Joseph Harrison Jr., The Locomotive Engine and Philadelphia’s Share In Its Early Improvements, 1872
Not even a swarm of police stopped gunmen from trying to settle a dispute with a hail of gunfire on the streets of Frankford early last Thursday in a scene that has become increasingly familiar to neighborhood residents this month.
A quarrel over a girlfriend sparked stabbings at a Holmesburg house party early Sunday that left a 21-year-old man and 18-year-old woman hospitalized with knife wounds, police said.
Loathing in Tacony: Members of the East Coast Knights of the True Invisible Empire hold a recruiting rally in front of the Tacony Library Branch on Torresdale Avenue. Police had to shield the recruiters — who want to promote a white Christian way of life — after residents in the neighborhood gathered with reactions of anger and disgust. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS
The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association is planning to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a European-style fall festival that would double as a fundraiser for the group.
Some residents who live around the intersection of Worth and Orthodox streets want to talk to police about loitering, drug sales and prostitution in their neighborhood.