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March 15, 2002 | By DAVID BLEILER & DAVID GORGOS For the Daily News
The idea of "honor among thieves" may have become somewhat of a cliche in the movies since the days Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson doubled-crossed their own, but there's little familiar or commonplace in the merits of two new video releases this week that take a rigorous look at "the heist" and the men and women who pull them. In the running for an Academy Award next week, Ben Kingsley gives a riveting portrayal of malevolence in the British thriller "Sexy Beast" (VHS: priced for rental; DVD: $29.99)
NEWS
November 21, 1992 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
A North Philadelphia man surrendered yesterday for a bank robbery in Abington Township on Wednesday during which a teller was shot and wounded, Abington police said. Malcolm Darryl Keyes, 22, of Myrtlewood Street near Oakdale, was one of two suspects being sought for robbing the Mellon/PSFS branch in the Benjamin Fox Pavilion in Abington Township, police said. He was charged with robbery and related charges and was being held on $50,000 bail. A teller, who was wounded in the leg during the robbery, was in stable condition last night at Abington Memorial Hospital, but her identity was being withheld.
NEWS
March 13, 1990 | By Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
The man who pulled the daring daylight heist of an armored car in North Philadelphia yesterday caused scores of welfare and food-stamp recipients a long, anxious wait for service. Women, many with children in tow, and some men grumbled about the inconvenience, but most stayed on, saying they couldn't leave without their welfare checks and the stamps necessary to feed their families. Finally, another truck arrived with the stamps and cash, and the agency reopened. The gunman pulled the $119,000 robbery just before 9 a.m. as a Federal Armored Express truck was delivering boxes of food stamps at a loading dock on Park Avenue at the rear of the Financial Exchange Co. at 1601 N. Broad St. Police said a guard entered the firm, just across from Progress Plaza, and delivered six boxes of food stamps.
NEWS
June 26, 1999 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
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,...
NEWS
January 30, 1997 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The FBI charged three people with bank robbery yesterday after an improbable series of events followed a midafternoon holdup of a Roxborough bank. It all began about 2:40 p.m., when an off-duty police officer spotted two robbers running from the Roxborough-Manayunk Federal Savings Bank on Ridge and Lyceum Avenues. The men made it to their getaway car, but one of them accidentally shot himself in the leg getting into it. A woman was behind the wheel. The officer, meanwhile, flagged down a patrol car that happened to be passing by and relayed details of the robbery.
NEWS
January 7, 1989 | By Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
Head teller Stephanie Morrell's Halloween trick on her bank in 1986 turned out to be only a short-term treat for herself and her friends. Morrell, 22 and four months pregnant, yesterday was sentenced to a five- year prison term by a federal judge in Philadelphia for planning a Halloween heist that netted her and her friends $144,500. Morrell, who admitted planning the job, and her friends later told authorities they spent most of the money "on drugs and partying," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth Weber.
NEWS
May 17, 2010 | By Kathleen Brady Shea, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia man who worked as an elementary-school custodian has been convicted of charges stemming from a 2008 bank robbery in Easttown Township. After deliberating about 3 1/2 hours, a Chester County jury on Friday night found Marcellus Oliphant, 41, guilty of robbery, conspiracy and related offenses for a heist at the Devon branch of Wachovia Bank on Feb. 1, 2008. Oliphant's co-defendants, George Carter IV, 25, and Luther Chapman, 25, both of Philadelphia, testified against him. They are awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty.
NEWS
April 9, 1991 | by Darryl Lynette Figueroa and Joe O'Dowd, Daily News Staff Writers
Burglars sneaked into the posh Bailey Banks & Biddle jewelry store at 16th and Chestnuts streets over the weekend in an operation so slick that they bagged an estimated $1 million worth of jewels without setting off one alarm. The caper, police said, was so smooth that no one knew of the heist until yesterday morning, though it might have been pulled off as early as Saturday evening. "It was very professional," said Police Capt. John Hanejko, commanding officer of the Central Detective Division, which is in charge of the investigation.
NEWS
May 10, 1994 | By Thomas J. Gibbons Jr., INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gunmen brandishing semiautomatic weapons robbed an armored truck of an undetermined amount of money yesterday in East Falls and then escaped in a stolen van after peppering the truck's engine with gunfire. One wild shot pierced a second-floor classroom window at nearby Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. No one was injured in the 11:30 a.m. heist outside the college, but the stray shot went into Hayward Hall, hit the ceiling and startled students in the classroom, authorities said.
NEWS
August 25, 1990 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
An armored car guard was robbed at gunpoint of $28,000 in cash and $1.33 million in tuition and other kinds of checks as he left the financial building of the University of Pennsylvania yesterday, police and school officials said. Four men in their 20s were seen fleeing the robbery in a stolen van, according to police and the FBI. The van was later recovered at 42d Street and Mantua Avenue. Police and the FBI were investigating whether the heist was related to a half-dozen armored-car holdups in the area since April.
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October 30, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 16, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
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.
NEWS
August 8, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel and Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writers
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.
NEWS
December 18, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
December 4, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
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.
NEWS
September 11, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
June 13, 2014 | BY MORGAN ZALOT, Daily News Staff Writer zalotm@phillynews.com, 215-854-5928
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.
NEWS
April 20, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
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.
NEWS
April 19, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
January 30, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect who allegedly made off with $28,000 in gold jewelry during a Montgomery County pawn shop robbery in May. Police have made several attempts to take Ja'Kwan Emarcus Gardner, 22, into custody. His last known address was in the 5900 block of North 4th Street in Philadelphia. The robbery was recorded on surveillance tape and investigators were able to identify Gardner as the suspect. Police said Gardner legally purchased a shotgun the month before the heist.
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