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March 8, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police plan to thoroughly investigate the two teenagers arrested and charged with 15 burglary-related offenses in Monday's alleged home-invasion robbery of four Temple University students. "We are going to see if they committed any additional robberies," Capt. Roland Lee of the 22d District said Thursday. Tyree Johnson, 19, and Malcolm Murray, 18, were being held on $800,000 bail, according to the District Attorney's Office. Charges range from aggravated assault and carrying firearms in public to terroristic threats and false imprisonment, according to court records.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Sam Wood, PHILLY.COM
Two North Philadelphia men today were charged with aggravated assault, robbery and related counts in the Monday night home invasion of several Temple University students. Authorities arrested Tyree Johnson, 19, and Malcolm Murray, 18, on Wednesday. Bail was set at $800,000 each, said Tasha Jamerson, spokeswoman for the District Attorney's office. A third man remains at large. Johnson and Murray were allegedly among the trio who followed a 21-year-old female student from the subway station at Temple to her 19th and Berks home.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man broke into a family member's Delaware County home Wednesday and allegedly stabbed and slashed a mother and daughter there. Daniel Franklin, 32, of the 2100 block of Orthodox Street, was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and other related crimes, according to Haverford Township police. At 2:31 a.m., police were called to a home in the 400 block of West Langhorne Avenue. A 64-year-old woman was at the front door and told police her cousin had broken in the rear door and was armed with a knife.
NEWS
March 7, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman and Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writers
It's a parent's nightmare. And four Temple University students lived it Monday night, when three armed men forced their way inside an off-campus apartment in North Philadelphia, bound the women in duct tape, and fled with computer equipment, cellphones, credit cards, and cash. The students were not physically hurt. But the incident revived fears of dangers that lurk near the city's campuses, and offered an unsettling echo of incidents in which armed men invaded students' apartments near Temple and Drexel University.
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March 7, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have charged two men with aggravated assault and related offenses in Monday's home-invasion robbery of four Temple University students who live near campus. A third man is still being sought. Police did not release the names of the two in custody Wednesday, saying that information was part of an ongoing investigation. The men were arrested by officers from Central Detectives and the 22d District, based on tips that followed the public release of security video Tuesday night, police said.
NEWS
March 6, 2013
Four Temple University students were duct-taped and robbed by home invaders Monday night at an off-campus apartment, police said. About 7:30 p.m., three men followed a student to her second-floor apartment in the 1800 block of North 18th Street, police said. The men forced her inside and bound her and three other women before taking computer equipment, mobile phones, cash, and credit cards, police said. Two of the men were armed with guns. The victims were not injured. - Robert Moran
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March 5, 2013 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
This story has been updated. A 27-year-old man and his friend were each held on $1 million bail Monday in the brutal Sunday morning home-invasion robbery of the man's 94-year-old grandmother in Mayfair. Gregory Drobish and his alleged accomplice in the home-invasion, 31-year-old Christopher Brunkel, are both facing a slew of charges including aggravated assault, robbery, conspiracy, burglary, reckless endangerment and related offenses. A 27-year-old man and his friend were each held on $1 million bail Monday in the brutal Sunday morning home-invasion robbery of the man's 94-year-old grandmother in Mayfair.
NEWS
March 2, 2013
Burlington Township police continued Friday to investigate a home invasion in which an 81-year-old man was bound to a chair and robbed. The victim told police the robber rang the doorbell of his Faulkner Court condo about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. When the resident opened the door, the gun-toting robber tied him up, police said. The victim, who was not injured, managed to free himself and call police about 8. Authorities say they believe the man was targeted because he deals in precious metals.
NEWS
March 1, 2013
A 29-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot Thursday night during a home invasion in the city's Frankford section, police said. About 8:17, the man was shot once in the left side of his chest inside a residence in the 1700 block of Brill Street, police said. He was taken by private automobile to Aria Health-Frankford Campus. Three suspects were later arrested in the 6000 block of Charles Street in Wissinoming. - Robert Moran
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