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'Made in Philly' robber
Police are searching for a man in connection with a gunpoint robbery at the Morel Food Market on 54th Street near Parrish in West Philadelphia.
Cops said the man barged into the store about 7:50 a.m. on Aug. 28, pointed a gun at a clerk and demanded cash from the register. The man was given an undisclosed sum of money and ran east along Parrish toward 53rd Street.
The robber is described as a thin, dark-skinned black man in his 20s to 30s. He was about 5 feet 6 and was wearing a dark T-shirt with "Made in Philadelphia" printed on the front. The robber was also wearing dark "Nike" pants with a white stripe down the side. Cops said the man had a tattoo of what appeared to be a sword and a knife on his left forearm.
Tipsters are asked to call 215-686-TIPS.
Thugs stole TVs, cigs
Cops are searching for four men who broke into a Hunting Park grocery and stole a 32-inch television, a 19-inch television, a cash register and $700 worth of cigarettes.
The men broke through a sheet rock wall at Pena Grocery Market on Butler Street near 7th about 9 p.m. on Aug. 20. The register the men took from the store also had $100 in cash. Police said the men did not leave the store until about 8 a.m. on Aug. 21.
Tipsters are asked to call the East Detective Division at 215-686-3243.
Fake doctor found in S.C.
A man stole a physician's identity and pretended to be a doctor for a year in South Carolina, and now investigators are combing through medical records to see whether he harmed any of the hundreds of patients he treated, authorities said.
Ernest Addo, of Austell, Ga., is charged with unlawful practice of medicine and obtaining goods under false pretense, authorities said.
Addo doesn't have a medical license in the U.S. But he assumed a doctor friend's identity, getting a driver's license and presenting the massive amount of paperwork needed to prove he was a doctor. The documents were given to him by the friend in hopes they could open a medical clinic together when the real doctor returned from a yearlong trip to Ghana, Lexington County Sheriff James Metts said.
- Staff and wire reports