July 28, 2014 |
As shade fell Saturday evening on the grassy lot where three siblings were killed by the driver of a carjacked vehicle the day before, a group of 50 people gathered for one purpose - prayer. They prayed for the children, whom many in the crowd had never met; for their mother, clinging to life in a hospital bed; and for themselves. For a half-hour, they cupped their hands around flickering candles, nodded as ministers preached about unfathomable tragedy, and joined in hymns as a guitarist lightly strummed.
July 27, 2014 |
Three children who had been selling fruit to raise money for a playground were killed in North Philadelphia on Friday morning after two men carjacked an SUV and drove it into a crowd, police said. Police identified the victims as 15-year-old Kiera Williams, 10-year-old Thomas Reed, and 7-year-old Terrence Williams. The children were at a stand near Germantown and Allegheny Avenues, police said. Three other people were injured, including the children's mother, Keisha Williams, 34, who was "fighting for her life," said Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison.
June 7, 2014 |
A man who stole a Camden police cruiser and led officers on a wild chase across the Benjamin Franklin Bridge with his girlfriend pleaded guilty Thursday in Camden to carjacking and eluding. Blake Bills, 25, of Macungie, Pa., had already pleaded guilty in Philadelphia in October to an array of charges connected to the three-day, drug-fueled crime spree. Police said it began March 3, 2013, when a Camden cruiser rolled over while chasing Bills and Shayna Sykes, 24, after an alleged drug deal.
May 17, 2014 |
The wife of the mayor of Chester was carjacked at gunpoint Wednesday night in front of her home, and a suspect was caught hours later - with his pants down. Jourdeana Linder was parked in the 500 block of Reaney Street about 9:30 when she was approached by two men on foot, police said. One man pointed a gun at Linder, told her to "keep quiet," and demanded her purse. Linder dropped her pocketbook and ran, according to court documents. Linder was not injured, according to a statement issued by Summer Freeman, spokeswoman for Mayor John Linder.
May 11, 2014 |
LAMAR RAYSON, who has lived in federal prison since 2007, wasn't going anywhere for decades. But yesterday, he learned that he's likely to die behind bars. Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Alice Dubow sentenced him to 37 1/2 to 75 years in state prison for a 2004 Christmas Eve home-invasion robbery and rape in Wissinoming, Pa. Rayson, 29, will begin serving that sentence after he completes a 32-year sentence in federal prison that he received for his role in five armed robberies of city businesses in 2005, and a 2006 armed carjacking in Germantown.
December 9, 2013 |
Cheltenham police are investigating an abduction, carjacking, and beating that left a Glenside man hospitalized Saturday and his five assailants and his car missing. The victim, whom authorities did not identify, arrived home in the 400 block of West Waverly Road shortly before 3 a.m. and was approached by five men who assaulted him and threw him into the backseat of his vehicle, Cheltenham police said. The assailants drove off with him in the car, a 2006 white Infiniti with Pennsylvania license plate HTZ-7098.
September 22, 2013 |
Radnor Township police are looking for two men in connection with a carjacking. The men, armed with handguns, stole a black Range Rover Sport from the Radnor Crossing Apartments at 284 Iven Ave. in Wayne about 8:25 p.m. Thursday, police said. The victim, a 17-year-old male who lives at the complex, told police one of the men put a gun to his head and demanded the keys, Radnor Detective Jim Santoliquito said. Police have a "high level of concern" because weapons were displayed, Lt. Christopher Flanagan said.
April 24, 2013 |
Radnor police were searching Tuesday for a man they say is a suspect in a carjacking that targeted a couple with an 8-month-old baby. Police say the couple were purchasing electronics at Micro Center at 550 E. Lancaster Ave. about 8 p.m. Monday. They were loading about $2,000 worth of purchases into their car when a man approached, asked if they needed help, and began loading packages into the car, police said. Initially, the couple thought he was an employee at Micro Center, police said.