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Arrests made in Castor Gardens killing

Two men were charged with murder after a 31-year-old man died early Thursday morning in the aftermath of a shooting the night before in Castor Gardens. Authorities said Syambabu Thankappan, 31, was shot not far...

Police looking for man who set fire in Summerdale

Police are looking for a man who set a fire next to houses on the 900 block of Carver Street in Summerdale. The suspect is seen waving at a surveillance camera just before 11:30 p.m....

Suspects in Tacony home invasion shot, one killed

Two masked men were shot, one fatally, early Monday morning during an attempted home invasion robbery in Tacony, police said. Authorities said a preliminary investigation shows the suspects broke into a house on the 7100...

Man electrocuted at former Nabisco plant

A man is in critical condition after he was electrocuted while allegedly trying to steal wiring or other building materials from the former Nabisco bakery in Somerton.  Police responded to the site, on Roosevelt Boulevard...

Crime Log: Sept. 2 – 15

The Northeast Times provides an overview of crimes reported to the four police districts in the Northeast. The details are based on reports compiled by the Northeast Detectives division of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Thief pulls knife on Oxford Circle gas station employees, police say

Police are looking for a man who pulled a knife on employees while trying to steal energy drinks from an Oxford Circle gas station. Employees at the Sunoco at 5700 Oxford Ave. (near Roosevelt Boulevard)...

Authorities investigating Adams Avenue bank robbery

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who robbed a bank Wednesday morning in Crescentville. The suspect, described as a black man in his mid-20s to early 30s, entered the Wells...

Man killed in Lawncrest shooting

A 22-year-old man was killed early Wednesday morning after being shot in Lawncrest, police said. Officers responded to the 400 block of Van Kirk Street around 1 a.m. and found the victim inside the rear...

Authorities investigating burglary at Lawncrest store

Police are looking for a man who smashed the front door of a Lawncrest store and stole a cell phone. The suspect used a rock to break the glass door of the Metro PCS at...

Man killed in Comly Street shooting

A 51-year-old man died after being shot Friday afternoon in the basement of a house on the 1600 block of Comly Street, police said. Officers responded to 1622 Comly St. (a few blocks east of...
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