August 24, 1996 |
While the FBI and Philadelphia police continued yesterday to search for suspects in Thursday's robbery and shooting inside a Chestnut Hill bank, investigators traced the identity of a critically injured gunshot victim possibly tied to the crime. Terrence Marche, 22, of the 5600 block of Matthews Street in East Mount Airy, is the person dropped off by two others at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center in Camden about an hour after the 10 a.m. robbery at the Prime Bank at 8500 Germantown Ave., detectives said.
November 12, 1997 |
A Trenton man has been arrested and accused of taking part in a botched heist last week at a Princeton bank where he once worked as a teller, the FBI said yesterday. Harold Davila, 21, was charged with armed robbery and was expected to be arraigned in Trenton today, said FBI spokesman Stephen Montgomery. A second man, Sandy Casiano, 25, also known as Desa Sosa Hernandez, was still at large and was considered armed and dangerous, Montgomery said. Their accomplice, Angel Rivera, 20, of Trenton, was shot dead in an elevator of the Sovereign Bank on Nassau Street on Thursday by Princeton police while he held a gun to the head of a bank employee and said he was about to kill her. Davila and Casiano, meanwhile, held a second woman hostage as they tried to flee, investigators said.
January 28, 1997 |
The second trial of Darryl S. Hill in the 1979 murder of Moorestown Police Sgt. Frank Fullerton began yesterday in Superior Court. Hill, 36, who was arrested and jailed a day after the slaying, pleaded guilty in the case in 1980 and has been serving a life sentence ever since. Another man pleaded guilty to shooting Fullerton. Hill had been charged with felony murder, indicating his guilt came from being part of the felony - a liquor-store robbery - that led to the slaying.
May 16, 1995 |
Two down, one to go. That's where it stands as the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office attempts to put away the last of three men accused in a string of late-night gas station robberies last spring. Two of the men, Robert Gonzalez, 19, and Che Jerro Goldman, 18, both of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty earlier this year to armed robbery. The third, Ager L. Brasby 3d, who prosecutors say drove the getaway car, goes on trial this week. If convicted, the 24-year-old Willingboro man could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in prison.
August 15, 1997 |
Two armed robbers who held up a bank here yesterday were forced to throw their stolen money out of a getaway car when the dye pack exploded, showering them with red ink and tear gas. After tossing the money, the men had to elude a motorist who saw them fleeing the bank and followed them to a shopping center two miles away, police said. There, one of the robbers jumped into a second car and both cars were driven off. Both men were still at large last night. The holdup was the most recent in a series of bank robberies in the western suburbs that have involved two masked gunmen.
August 10, 1994 |
The man suspected of driving the getaway car for a series of daring Lower Merion robberies several years ago has turned himself in to police, ending a protracted extradition battle between authorities in Pennsylvania and his home state of New York. Louis Cardillo, 44, was arrested by Lower Merion police almost five months ago at his home in Lake Mahopac, N.Y., police said. He was charged with seven counts of burglary, conspiracy and related charges in connection with seven burglaries that occurred between August 1991 and January 1992 in Villanova and Gladwyne.
May 20, 1997 |
The death chamber at Rockview state prison was primed, lawyers were rushing appeals to federal and state judges. Just a few hours before the execution, there was a sudden reprieve. Last month, that dramatic scenario played itself out twice in one week for House of Horrors killer Gary Heidnik. But it happened 28 times to David Darcy. Between 1949 and 1956, 28 dates were set for Darcy's electrocution in Rockview, but each time he was spared and given another date. So far, he hasn't wanted to talk about it. Now 72, Darcy is out of jail and living in obscurity in Northeast Philadelphia.
February 1, 2006 |
Philadelphia's finest were caught by surprise yesterday morning when a burglary suspect - handcuffed and in custody in the back of a police cruiser - drove off with the car while officers were standing nearby. The police car was found about a mile away, at 16th and Sparks Streets in the city's Ogontz section, though the handcuffed man was not, said Officer Yolanda Dawkins. It all started about 7 a.m., when police responded to a burglary in the 1500 block of 68th Avenue in West Oak Lane, Dawkins said.
June 26, 1999 |
The exterminating company owner was shooting pool in a Southwest Philadelphia hall last year when two thugs came in and unleashed their terror on him. Grant Powell testified that he was shooting pool at 1:30 a.m. at 61st Street and Passyunk Avenue on May 22, 1998, when Stephen Agee, 23, and Justin Hall, 17, both of South Philadelphia, held him up at gunpoint while about 25 shocked people looked on. They stole two rings from the victim's fingers,...
August 12, 2000 |
Three is not a lucky number for Andre Wilson. After walking away unscathed following two trials for his role in terrorizing workers at a Northeast Philadelphia bar, Wilson struck out on the third pitch by the prosecution. A jury this week convicted Wilson, 27, of Wylie Street near Leland, of conspiracy to commit the May 8, 1999 holdup, the only charge left against him. Common Pleas Judge John J. Chiovero committed Wilson to prison to await sentencing. Assistant District Attorney David Conroy refused to throw in the towel after the first attempt to convict Wilson resulted in his acquittal on robbery and related charges.