May 13, 2016
A man wanted for bank robbery in Haddon Township last week surrendered to police overnight. Haddon Township police said Ryan J. McAteer, age 35, a former resident of neighboring Haddon Heights who now lives in Philadelphia, was charged with robbery and was being held at the Camden County Jail, unable to post $100,000 full cash bail. Police said McAteer walked into the Wells Fargo Bank branch last Thursday afternoon and passed a demand note to a teller. The suspect, who did not display a weapon, fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
October 30, 2015 |
To hear him tell it, Victoria director Sebastian Schipper didn't set out to make one of the year's most daring experiments in filmmaking. The romantic thriller is about a shy, solitary young woman (Laia Costa) in Berlin who goes out dancing only to fall for a rebellious, if gentle, local rabble-rouser. Before the first rays of the sun have warmed the city streets, the couple are pinned down in a gunfight after pulling a heist. A thrilling, dynamic story, Victoria is told in real time with a single camera in a single, 138-minute shot.
October 16, 2015 |
NOTHING WAS going to stop these thieves. Not a locked basement door, not two solid walls, not even an industrial-grade safe. They wanted the goods, and they got them Wednesday night, cleaning out about $250,000 worth of diamonds and fine jewelry from Time & Gold, a shop in the heart of Center City. "I couldn't believe it; it was like part of a movie," Danny Hosmi, the store's owner, told the Daily News hours later on the sidewalk outside his ruined business, on 19th Street near Chestnut.
August 8, 2015 |
The Cinnaminson man fatally shot by police in a soybean field in Pennsylvania this week had stolen about 80 handguns and a large amount of ammunition from a gun shop, authorities said Thursday. Joshua Malave, 18, apparently dropping guns as he fled, was shot dead in Campbelltown early Monday as he allegedly exchanged fire with police responding to a burglary alarm at the shop. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives was among those investigating, Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold said Thursday.
December 18, 2014 |
Richard H. Heist, 82, of Collegeville, a longtime broadcaster who launched a second career restoring antique clocks, died Friday, Nov. 28, of lung disease at his home. He and his wife, Elaine Marshman Heist, had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 20. Born in Bryn Mawr, Mr. Heist, known as "Dick," graduated from the Perkiomen School and Ursinus College. He studied criminal and civil law while serving as a magistrate for the Borough of Collegeville. He then switched to broadcasting.
December 4, 2014 |
Former Eagles cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu and his twin brother William confessed to a series of crimes, including armed robbery, in Madison, Wis., according to the Wisconsin State Journal . The newspaper said that the brothers confessed, according to a search warrant filed Monday. The Ikegwuonu brothers were arrested and charged last week for armed robbery, according to the city of Madison's website. Ikegwuonu was a fourth-round pick by the Eagles (131st overall) in 2008 after playing at Wisconsin.
September 11, 2014 |
Police announced on Tuesday they are looking for a Cumberland County woman they say was the getaway driver for the Aug. 17 attempted robbery of the Florence Town Liquor Store on Route 130. Rachel Lavalle, 24, of Millville is accused of driving a red Honda Odyssey after two others fled the store with nothing, even after one of them fired a gun in the direction of the cashier, said Florence Capt. Brian Boldizar. "We believe it was an attempt to scare," Boldizar said of the shot fired.
June 13, 2014 |
A BONNIE AND Clyde pair of armed bandits robbed two men and shot one of them outside a Far Northeast gun shop and shooting range last night, making off with seven stolen firearms and leaving the shooting victim critically wounded. Cops late last night were hunting for the duo, believed to have at least nine handguns. "We are now looking for two very dangerous individuals," Chief Inspector Scott Small said. "They are extremely dangerous and heavily armed suspects. " The dramatic events began shortly after 8:30 p.m., when police raced to the Delaware Valley Sports Center, on Geiger Road near Gantry in Bustleton, for a reported shooting, Small said.
April 20, 2014 |
CURIOUS AS to how the bandits in Thursday's armored-car heist pulled it off so easily? Experience, at least according to a law-enforcement source close to the investigation. The suspects in that robbery, which occurred about 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the TD Bank on Frankford Avenue near Magee in Mayfair, are the "same guys" who allegedly ripped off another armored car in October, according to that source. In that earlier heist, three men wearing "Scream" masks made off with $310,000 from a Wells Fargo branch on Frankford Avenue near Rhawn Street, about 2 miles away from Thursday's incident.
April 19, 2014 |
NORTHEAST PHILA. The masked gunmen who stole $105,000 from an armored car in broad daylight Thursday have been connected to a similar robbery in October just over a mile away, a law enforcement source said. In Thursday's robbery, two men wearing black bandannas and armed with semiautomatic rifles held up a Garda armored car outside the TD Bank at 6635 Frankford Ave. in Mayfair about 8:55 a.m., police said. In an October robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank on the 8000 block of Frankford Avenue in Holmesburg, two men in Scream masks, also armed with semiautomatic weapons, made off with $300,000 from a Garda car. The source could not specify how investigators made the connection between the heists, but said a "full-court press" continued for the men involved in Thursday's robbery, who police said fled in a stolen van and later got into a white Cadillac Escalade on the 6600 block of Tackawanna Street.