September 17, 2016 |
A Camden man has been sentenced to life without parole for fatally shooting a woman during a robbery in 2011 and then breaking into a nearby home and sexually assaulting a woman there, authorities said Thursday. Steven Alicea, 23, was convicted in June of murder, aggravated sexual assault, and armed robbery. John Gonzalez, 20, who was sentenced in April to 41 years in prison, acted with Alicea, authorities said. Alicea and Gonzalez were carrying .22-caliber revolvers when they fatally shot Lori Breiding, 38, and took her purse in the 2600 block of Cramer Street on Sept.
September 10, 2016 |
A 19-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested and charged in a pair of armed robberies in the city's Rhawnhurst section Wednesday night - one of which involved a home invasion and the pistol whipping of a 53-year-old man, police said Thursday. Quamir Harper, of the 800 block of Marcella Street in the Summerdale section of Northeast Philly, faces two counts each of aggravated assault, robbery, weapons offenses and related charges, police said. About 11 p.m. Wednesday, Harper allegedly broke into a home on Oakmont Street, near Castor Avenue, where the 53-year-old man and his wife live.
September 5, 2016 |
Philadelphia police are investigating a home invasion and robbery in North Philadelphia in which a woman's car and other items were stolen Saturday morning. The 22-year-old woman told police that shortly before 10 a.m., three men armed with guns kicked in the front door of her home on North 24th Street, near Cumberland, stole her cellphone and purse and then drove away in her blue Pontiac Bonneville. The car was last seen heading south on 24th Street. The woman was not injured. - Julie Shaw
September 1, 2016 |
Police are investigating an alleged home invasion and sexual assault in Crescentville early Tuesday. A 24-year-old woman told police that about 3:50 a.m., an unknown man forced his way into her home on the 5100 block of Mebus Street, tied up her family and then sexually assaulted her at gunpoint. The man was described as black, about 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-6 and of medium build. He was said to be wearing blue jeans and a black mask, and had a silver handgun. firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-2592 @julieshawphilly
August 27, 2016 |
A Philadelphia man and woman have been charged in a home invasion in Chester that left a 75-year-old man bound at the hands and feet by cords, and his 49-year-old daughter severely beaten and in critical condition. Erinn Howarth, 25, of Germantown - who is possibly the man's housekeeper - and Richard Johnson, 23, of Juniata Park, were arraigned Thursday morning on charges that include robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and conspiracy. Both were held in the Delaware County prison on $1 million bail each.
August 19, 2016 |
The second of two suspects in a string of armed home invasions targeting Asian business owners across the city surrendered to police early Wednesday. Anthony Campbell, 33, turned himself in at the Sixth District in Center City around 2 a.m., said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. Campbell, of the 100 block of North Dewey Street in West Philadelphia, will be charged with multiple counts of robbery, burglary, conspiracy, and related offenses in connection with eight cases between May 8 and Aug. 8. Norman Bowen, 29, of the 5500 block of Addison Street in West Philadelphia, was arrested Friday and charged with the same offenses.
July 21, 2016 |
A Montgomery County jury on Tuesday convicted a Philadelphia man in the murder of his ex-girlfriend's father, but acquitted a friend who also was on trial for the September home-invasion. Naadir Abdul-Ali, 21, will serve a mandatory life sentence for his conviction of second-degree murder in the killing of Kevin Brown, of Lower Moreland Township. Co-defendant Desmond Smith, 21, also of Philadelphia, walked smiling from the courtroom after he was acquitted of all charges. During the 11-day trial Smith's attorney presented an alibi defense and video footage from SEPTA's Market-Frankford line, suggesting that Smith was riding the train at the time of the murder.
July 9, 2016 |
Cassandra Brock said she was clinging to the ledge of her second-story bedroom window, her feet on a gutter, as she heard someone shoot her husband. Then, she watched as her wounded husband, Kevin Brown, jumped out of the window and fell two stories onto the ground outside their home in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County. "I saw him slip past," she testified Thursday during the second day of the murder trial of Naadir Abdul-Ali, 21, of Philadelphia, accused along with three of his friends - Abdurrahaman Amin, Desmond Smith, and Mujahid Matthews - of the home-invasion slaying of Brown.
July 8, 2016 |
Days after Naadir Abdul-Ali's girlfriend left him, prosecutors said, he told her "if we can't be together someone's got to go. " Hours later, they said, the woman's father was shot to death in his Lower Moreland Township home. Abdul-Ali, 21, of Philadelphia, described as a heavyweight boxer, was an "extremely controlling, paranoid, abusive, and vengeful man," Deputy District Attorney Thomas McGoldrick told a Montgomery County Court jury Wednesday in opening arguments at Abdul-Ali's murder trial.