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April 10, 2011 | Associated Press
WYCKOFF, N.J. - Four men involved in a robbery in a North Jersey jewelry store Saturday were captured after their getaway vehicle collided with a police cruiser after a chase through several towns. Two Hawthorne police officers were injured during the chase, which went through communities in Passaic and Bergen Counties. But it was not immediately clear whether any of the suspects were injured in the crash. Authorities said the robbery at Hartgers Jewelers in Wyckoff occurred just before noon.
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August 12, 1994 | By Jeff Gammage, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He was a cop who needed The Club. Vince Oakes, a 39th Police District officer, could have used the anti-theft device when he answered a call early yesterday at a house in the city's Tioga section. When Oakes came back outside, somebody had stolen his police cruiser. Authorities recovered the car about an hour later, 66 blocks away, without so much as a scrape on it. When police arrived, the alleged thief was sitting on the curb beside the cruiser, reading a newspaper.
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September 22, 1990 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
Bryan Henderson had only a second or two to react. He had parked his wife's car near their West Philadelphia home shortly after 4 a.m. yesterday, and was climbing out of the front seat when he spotted an auto racing toward him. "The car had no lights on and it was speeding down the street real fast," Henderson, 32, said. "I stood back to let it go by and he floored it so fast that I couldn't really react. " His desperate leap for the roof of his wife's car failed and the last thing he remembered was the speeding car propelling him into the air. Henderson, a crew leader for the Census Bureau, was hospitalized in stable condition with multiple injuries, the only casualty of a convenience store robbery about 10 blocks from his home and a gun battle that followed between the holdup man and police.
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December 10, 1990 | By Kurt Heine, Daily News Staff Writer
A few steps behind death, Scott Wabals watched horrified as an old car, speeding from the scene of a purse-snatching, rammed another car and careened onto a Mayfair sidewalk. Wabals' pal, 19-year-old Michael Marsden, was in its way. The beat-up, 20-year-old Ford Maverick plowed into Marsden with such velocity that it knocked him out of his sneakers and hurled him against a parked van. He died instantly, police said. The alleged purse-snatchers' car flipped twice after the fatal crash at Rowland Avenue and Wellington Street, then plowed into a parked car. The driver and passenger ran from the demolished Maverick.
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January 11, 2001 | By Aamer Madhani, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Two Philadelphia men pleaded guilty yesterday to robbery for their part in the bungled holdup of a Commerce Bank in Atco in June. Martin Payne, 25, and Lawrence McKnight, 24, went into the bank with bank bags on June 19, authorities said. They said McKnight handed the teller a note demanding money and warned that he had a bomb in one of the bags. Payne's job was to be another presence in the bank, said Mindy Mellits, assistant Camden County prosecutor. They were given about $14,000.
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January 10, 1992 | by Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writer
Two bandits made off with $105,000 in cash yesterday in this year's first armored car holdup, despite locking their keys inside their getaway car, police said. The absent-minded robbers had two pals waiting in a backup getaway car parked right behind the first one, police said. When they realized they couldn't get into their own vehicle, they jumped into the other car and got away, police said. The incident started shortly after 12:35 p.m., when the two men, one armed with a double-barreled shotgun, approached a Brinks security guard who had just unloaded a cash bag onto a pushcart in front of the CoreStates First Pennsylvania Bank at Ridge Avenue and Domino Lane in Roxborough, police said.
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May 27, 2005 | By Stephanie L. Arnold INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With his pockets stuffed with more than $3,000 in cash and a "getaway car" waiting patiently in the bank parking lot, police say Robert Kenneth Marino was almost free. But the car he used to flee the Upper Darby Commerce Bank that he was charged yesterday with robbing turned out to be easy to spot, police said. Marino, 50, who was arraigned bedside at Delaware County Memorial Hospital after he complained of chest pains during his arrest, was caught cruising in a cab, spotted in traffic by a Lansdowne Borough police officer who heard descriptions of Marino and the cab dispatched across police radios.
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January 5, 1996 | By John Way Jennings, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Four men charged with swiping a case of transmission fluid during a gas-station robbery yesterday found their getaway anything but smooth. Chased by police, the suspects, fleeing in a 1983 Buick, struck several cars and were nabbed as they tried to run away. Two unidentified citizens stopped Patrolman Joseph Williams at Bank and Randolph Streets at 2 a.m. and informed him that several men had just robbed the Global gas station in the 2100 block of Admiral Wilson Boulevard and that the getaway car was waiting on the nearby Baird Boulevard overpass.
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June 10, 2003 | By Michael Currie Schaffer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A resident of Philadelphia's Logan neighborhood told jurors that on the day 7-year-old Erica Pratt escaped from her captors during the summer, she saw four men leave the unoccupied house where Pratt was later discovered. And, said neighbor Loretta Deshazer, one of them was James Burns, 30, the Philadelphia man that prosecutors say drove the getaway car after accomplice Edward Johnson grabbed Pratt near her grandmother's Southwest Philadelphia home. Another witness, William Myers, testified Friday that he saw Burns at the house.
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December 23, 1994 | By Kristi Nelson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
A branch of the Main Line Federal Savings Bank that opened last week was robbed Wednesday afternoon by two armed men who entered the bank, announced a holdup, and escaped with $1,146. Police said the robbers, whose faces were not covered, were assisted by a woman who drove a silver Chevrolet Chevette hatchback in which the men escaped. The woman drove the car, with the two men inside, into the bank's parking lot at 1141 Baltimore Pike about 2:15 p.m., police said. She went into the bank and asked for directions to Township Line Road, police said.
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January 19, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the last year, Stephanie Long has marked time by the things she would have done. In December, she would've celebrated her daughter Amber's 27th birthday. Over the summer, they would've sat next to each other on a roller coaster at Busch Gardens. This month, the two would have been planning a long-dreamed-of trip to Europe. Instead, Long sat alone at the amusement park. The flight to Europe has gone unbooked. The birthday, she said, was the hardest day she's had in a long while.
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April 1, 2014 | By Amelia Brust, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marple Township police are searching for the armed man who allegedly robbed the AMC Marple 10 movie theater Saturday night and was shot at by a security guard as he fled. The guard fired four 9mm rounds at the getaway car after the alleged robber pointed a gun at him, police said. The robbery occurred around 11 p.m. at the Delaware County theater on State Road when a man wearing a black hoodie, baseball cap, red shirt, white sneakers, winter gloves and dark sunglasses entered the theater.
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October 18, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nearly five months after video cameras caught a man firing an AK-47 into a Southwest Philadelphia strip club, Philadelphia police have arrested and charged the man they say is responsible for the shooting. Henry Pettigrew, 22, was taken into custody without incident early Wednesday at a house in Grays Ferry, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives, which worked the case along with fugitive squads from the Homicide Unit and the FBI. On May 11, Pettigrew and a friend were kicked out of the Purple Orchid, 3275 S. 61st St., about 2 a.m. after they got into a dispute with a bouncer.
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March 4, 2013 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 94-year-old grandmother heard a knock at her front door a little before 10 on Sunday morning. Living alone in a house in the city's Mayfair section, she peeked out a window and saw a man in a brown jacket with fur-trimmed hood. She thought it was her grandson and unlocked the door. The young man burst into her home, demanding money and jewelry. She resisted. He pushed her, slapped her face, and punched her in an eye. After the woman fell back on the sofa, the intruder put duct tape on her mouth and around her wrists.
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March 4, 2013 | By Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 94-year-old grandmother heard a knock at her front door a little before 10 on Sunday morning. Living alone in a house in the city's Mayfair section, she peeked out the window and saw a man in a brown jacket with a fur-trimmed hood. She thought it was her grandson and unlocked the door. The young man burst into her home, demanding money and jewelry. She resisted. He pushed her, slapped her face and punched her in the eye. After the woman fell back on the sofa, the intruder put duct-tape on her mouth and around her wrists.
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March 1, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Surveillance video has provided police with an image of the getaway car used in the January slaying of Joseph Canazaro, 48, a businessman with a troubled financial past who was killed in his Hilltown home by two armed robbers. At a news conference, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler presented video from a business overlooking the Quakertown Plaza Shopping Center showing what authorities believe to be a red, four-door Nissan sedan pulling up next to the Lincoln pickup truck that the killers stole from Canazaro's home.
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December 14, 2012 | By Tom Hays, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Police on Thursday continued an aggressive manhunt for a gunman and a getaway driver who ambushed and killed a Los Angeles man in midtown Manhattan, saying they're following multiple leads and have searched the victim's home for clues. The push came amid published reports that the New York Police Department had identified the driver. Officials dismissed the reports, saying they consider the driver a possible witness who has run the risk of working with a stone-cold triggerman.
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December 13, 2012
WASHINGTON - White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birthrates among minorities, particularly for Hispanics who entered the U.S. at the height of the immigration boom in the 1990s and early 2000s. Since the mid-2000 housing bust, however, the arrival of millions of immigrants from Mexico and other nations has slowed from its once-torrid pace. The country's changing demographic mosaic has stark political implications, shown clearly in last month's election that gave President Obama a second term - in no small part due to his support from 78 percent of nonwhite voters.
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November 14, 2012 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
LUCK HAS RUN OUT for two men who may be responsible for a rash of drugstore heists in the Northeast and who unwittingly swiped a bottle of pills embedded with a GPS tracking device Monday night, police said. The pair allegedly robbed a Rite Aid on Roosevelt Boulevard near Solly Avenue in Rhawnhurst at gunpoint about 9:30 p.m. and took off with pain pills, as robbers have in several similar incidents over the last few months, police said. But Rite Aid and police outsmarted the pair: The pharmacy, investigators said, had placed a GPS tracking device in at least one of the pill bottles the gunmen allegedly stole, giving cops a way to track them down.
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