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February 10, 1989 | By Kathleen Shea, Daily News Movie Critic
With all the Hollywood remakes of French pop movies floating around live and on tape these days - "Three Fugitives," "Cousins," "Three Men and a Baby" - you might want to catch the real McQuoi, subtitles and all. There is one in town for the next week at the Roxy that has all the elements. "Bandits" is a little character study/romance/mystery concoction featuring people who shrug, smoke cigarettes dangling from the lip and eat snails and rabbit in fancy restaurants. It's a little talky by American standards, but amusing.
SPORTS
February 18, 2007 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Buffalo Bandits scored in the first minute and never looked back, ending the Wings' four-game winning streak with a 12-8 victory last night in the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame game at the Wachovia Center. John Tavares had a hat trick for Buffalo (4-4). Kyle Wailes led the Wings with three goals and an assist. The Wings (4-3) trailed, 10-4, after three quarters but scored three straight goals at the start of the fourth. Athan Iannucci netted two, Dan Marohl had a goal and four assists, and goalie Matt Roik made 23 saves.
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September 13, 1996 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The armed robber ordered three victims to the ground and bragged that he had already killed three men, so "one more won't hurt. " The man then pumped a bullet into the back of Sammy Cedano, 30, of Camden, killing him at 9th and Somerset Streets, shortly after midnight on July 7, said Assistant District Attorney Paul Laughlin. One of the surviving victims, William Cintron, said he was lying next to Cedano when the fatal shot was fired, and tried to get up and run. He said the killer's accomplice, James Lamb, 15, of Seltzer Street near 13th, then shot him in the back.
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July 15, 1993 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
A ski-masked holdup team made a whopper of a mistake when they entered a packed Burger King in South Philadelphia last Dec. 20. They ended up in the wrong kind of sandwich - caught between two off-duty cops who were there as customers. One was arrested immediately, a second was caught later. The third man is still on the lam. Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge William J. Mazzola convicted Matthew Maxwell, 19, a former employee of a McDonald's restaurant, of robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy charges.
SPORTS
February 26, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Kevin Dostie scored with 7 seconds left to lift the host Bandits to a 13-12 win over the Wings in a National Lacrosse League game Saturday night. Sean Greenhalgh, Dan Marohl, Keith Cromwell, and Athan Iannucci scored two goals each for the Wings, who play the Rochester Knighthawks in their next game, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wachovia Center.
NEWS
March 20, 1992 | By Lea Sitton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was like a stagecoach stickup at sundown - in North Philadelphia. The coach - SEPTA's Route 33 bus - was swinging north along 21st Street with about 30 passengers aboard around 5:30 p.m. yesterday. Driver James Dye, 38, pulled up to the Dauphin Street stop and the doors swung open to more riders - and two or three bandits, police said. One man pulled out a revolver and pressed it to the back of Dye's head, said Detective Thomas Gaylord of the North Central Detective Division.
NEWS
August 6, 2010
State police have released a composite sketch they hope will identify one of two men responsible for an armed robbery at a Chester County market on July 25. Police said two men confronted the 48-year-old owner of Mason's Market on West Baltimore Pike in Penn Township at 10:34 p.m., right after the store had been closed and locked for the night. The men, armed with a shotgun and a handgun, forced the owner back into the store, took money and other items, and bound him before leaving.
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December 24, 1991 | by Jim Nicholson, Daily News Staff Writer
Three banks, including two in Center City, were robbed yesterday. The robberies brought the city's 1991 bank holdup tally to 156, compared with 97 for last year. The first robbery was at 11:30 a.m., when a man handed a demand note to a teller at Germantown Savings Bank at 11th and Market streets. He fled with $600. At 2:54 p.m., a bandit gave a note to a teller at Meridian Bank at 65th Street and Woodland Avenue. The teller handed over $1,833 in bait money, which included a red dye pack.
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January 11, 1987 | By Andrew Hussie, Special to The Inquirer
Not long ago, Rockledge became Raccoontown after sundown. Residents would report seeing groups of three to six of the pesty noctural creatures nonchalantly rummaging through garbage, crouching under cars and porches, attached to trees or casually standing on street corners and sidewalks. Police also would report seeing up to 30 raccoons as they and the raccoons made their respective evening rounds. After hearing a year's worth of complaints from irate, frustrated residents about the raccoons' garbage can tipping and late-night antics, the Rockledge Borough Council sprang into action in October.
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June 22, 2010 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
City police are searching for three masked bandits who made off with $25,000 and several laptop computers in a Monday night home invasion. The three armed men were waiting when a man and his sister-in-law returned home from work about 11 p.m. in Southwest Philadelphia. A 15-year-old boy who lived in the house on the 800 block of S. 58th Street had already been tied up with speaker wire, police said. At gunpoint, one of the masked bandits forced the man to open a hidden safe that contained $25,000.
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January 5, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
WHITPAIN The FBI and Whitpain Township police are investigating a bank robbery that falls into the "you can't make this stuff up" category. According to officials, the armed bandit used a "reusable green and orange shopping bag with a 'peace' symbol on it" when he robbed the First Priority Bank branch at 10 Sentry Parkway, Blue Bell, Thursday morning. The thief entered the bank, displayed a semiautomatic handgun, and demanded money before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.
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December 16, 2013 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A THIEF IN Northwest Philadelphia is apparently a student of the Bart Simpson school of burglary. Police report that an man spent about 45 minutes Wednesday morning using a slingshot in an attempt to break into the Palm Tree Market on Cresson Street near Levering in Manayunk. Surveillance footage released yesterday shows the Dennis the Menace wannabe cocking his weapon in the vestibule in front of the store. It took him nearly an hour, but the less-than-crackshot eventually forced his way inside at roughly 5 a.m., after cracking a pane in the market's front door.
NEWS
September 20, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
TIRED OF those pesky signs posted to utility poles offering to buy your home, junk and even your diabetic test strips? Yesterday, Councilman Bobby Henon introduced a bill that would double the fine for posting bandit signs to $150. Under the proposal, advertisers and the person posting the sign would be liable. The courts could impose a separate $1,000 fine for each illegal sign and up to $2,000 for subsequent offenses. Failure to pay the fines could result in the revocation of a business-privilege license.
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
A GROUP OF relentless bandits have hit 10 banks and pharmacies throughout the city since May, starting fires at some in the process, police said yesterday. At least $107,000 in cash was stolen in just three of the burglaries, according to police. In the latest incidents, police say a crew of at least five burglars cut power Sunday night to a Wells Fargo branch at 3rd Street and Oregon Avenue in South Philadelphia and to a shopping center at 15th Street and Packer Avenue with a PNC Bank ATM outside.
NEWS
August 14, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cutting power lines and employing blowtorches, thieves have targeted bank ATMs and pharmacies over the last few months, stealing more than $100,000 in cash and narcotics, Philadelphia police said Monday. An arrest warrant has been issued for Dennis Woods, 37, also known as Dennis Boyce, with addresses in Deptford and on the 2400 block of American Street in South Philadelphia, Lt. John Walker said at a news conference at the Southwest Detective Division. A task force of Philadelphia police and FBI agents is working on the case.
NEWS
May 26, 2013 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THE FBI is asking the public to help investigators identify two bandits who are responsible for separate bank robberies in the city. One of the crooks tried to rob a Bank of America on Welsh Road near Blue Grass in Northeast Philadelphia yesterday morning - a day after his photo was featured in the People Paper's "Catch Me If You Can" item. (Clearly, he's not a devoted reader.) The robber, who was clad in jeans, white sneakers, a gray baseball cap and a navy Nike hooded sweatshirt, passed a demand note to a Bank of America teller, but then took off without grabbing any loot.
NEWS
May 5, 2013 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
DAVID PERRI became streets commissioner on Monday. By yesterday he'd gotten the Junk Cars guys to remove their junky signs. Well, that was quick. Only the day before, the Junk Cars guys - they say their names are Joe and John - had no intention of removing their 8-by-11 posters, which offer $200-$450 for beaters. "We know they're illegal, but we need to make a living," said Joe. I'd called him at 215-278-1161 to ask why he'd papered Fairmount and the Lower Northeast with the forbidden signs.
NEWS
April 25, 2013 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities on Wednesday released the names of two suspected roving bandits who allegedly robbed a man of $6,000 at gunpoint in February at the Cherry Hill Mall after the victim responded to an online advertisement selling iPhones. Lance Kenney, 22, of Los Angeles, and Nathaniel Broadaway, 40, of Little Rock, met the victim at the mall on the afternoon of Feb. 3, said township Sgt. Joseph W. Vitarelli Jr. The victim was there to buy eight new iPhones offered at $540 apiece and met up with one of the men, Vitarelli said.
NEWS
March 16, 2013 | Sam Wood, PHILLY.COM
The bandit wasn't picky. On September 17, 2009, he struck the TD Bank at 2520 Grant Avenue. "Sweetheart, this is what you're going to do," he told the teller, "you're going to give me all the money in the top drawer. " He kept his hand hidden in his pocket so she couldn't see what he was holding. "Give me everything," he demanded. "The $2 bills, too. " She complied. Along with "everything," she also included an unexpected bonus. As he fled through a nearby parking lot, a dye pack inside his bag of booty exploded.
NEWS
March 15, 2013 | By Sam Wood, PHILLY.COM
The bandit wasn't picky. On September 17, 2009, he struck the TD Bank at 2520 Grant Avenue. "Sweetheart, this is what you're going to do," he told the teller, "you're going to give me all the money in the top drawer. " He kept his hand hidden in his pocket so she couldn't see what he was holding. "Give me everything," he demanded. "The $2 bills, too. " She complied. Along with "everything," she also included an unexpected bonus. As he fled through a nearby parking lot, a dye pack inside his bag of booty exploded.
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