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February 8, 2012
A Chester County woman has been charged in the theft of $50,000 worth of jewelry from a friend's Bryn Mawr home last year, police said Tuesday. Ann Gleeson, 34, of West Chester, surrendered to police Feb. 2 and was charged with the theft from the home on the 1100 block of Springmont Circle in Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion Police Sgt. John Stillwagon said. The homeowner reported the theft on Oct. 10. Authorities believe it had occurred between Oct. 2 and 7. Police said they identified Gleeson as a suspect because she had been in the house around the time of the theft and was reportedly a family friend.
NEWS
June 17, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Police are looking for a Delaware man they say is a jewel thief who has struck at least three times in Bucks County and Philadelphia. Jonathan Wesley Wiseman, 27, also has robbed several jewelry stores in his home state, police said. Robberies in Northeast Philadelphia, Bensalem and Middletown have netted him loot valued at $27,000, police said. Police say Wiseman typically enters a jewelry store, asks to look at rings, grabs them and runs. Wiseman, whose last known address was in New Castle, is white, has a thin build, short dark hair and a goatee.
NEWS
June 18, 2010
Police are looking for a Delaware man they say is a jewel thief who has struck at least three times in Bucks County and Philadelphia. Jonathan Wesley Wiseman, 27, also has robbed several jewelry stores in his home state, police said. Robberies in Northeast Philadelphia, Bensalem and Middletown have netted him loot valued at $27,000, police said. Police say Wiseman typically enters a jewelry store, asks to look at rings, grabs them, and runs. Wiseman, whose last known address was in New Castle, is white, has a thin build, short dark hair and a goatee.
NEWS
March 23, 1991 | By Erin Kennedy, Special to The Inquirer
Eddie Michael Stancil, already serving 44 years in prison for a string of suburban jewelry-store robberies, was convicted yesterday for what authorities call his largest known heist: $500,000 in diamonds and watches from Bailey Banks & Biddle in the King of Prussia Plaza. A Montgomery County jury found Stancil, 20, of West Thompson Street in North Philadelphia, guilty of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 to 20 years in addition to the time he is serving for robberies in Chester County and Philadelphia.
NEWS
July 26, 2011 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jeweler Yaniv Cohen said he did not believe the couple who came into his South Street store about 3 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2010 were serious about buying a ring. Moments later Cohen realized how serious they were. Cohen told a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury this morning that the encounter cost him about $50,000 in stolen rings and left him with a six-inch gash on his throat - and the couple's four-year old son. Cohen was the first prosecution witness to testify in the trial of John Benson, 48, and Sheakia Stubbs, 32, charged in the robbery of Cohen inside his store Platinum & Ice at 621 South St. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Lipscomb said the evidence will prove that Benson tried to kill Cohen - slashing his neck and trying to stab him - after the jeweler chased him from the store after he and Stubbs fled with their son, Samir.
NEWS
March 14, 1995 | ALEX LLOYD GROSS/ SPECIAL TO THE DAILY NEWS
Rescuers remove a passenger in a car struck by a would-be jewel thief and his getaway driver who led police on a brief chase the wrong way down Roosevelt Boulevard last night before crashing into three cars near Tyson Avenue. Police said Kaliff Mohamed grabbed a tray with rings at Robbins jewelry store in Roosevelt Mall and sped off. The occupants of the cars weren't badly hurt.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2003 | By DAVID GORGOS & DAVID BLEILER For the Daily News
Not one of 2002's top 20 films at the box office was rated R, continuing a mainstream move towards more family-oriented fare at the multiplex. However, if you know where to look, there are some excellent and seriously sexy films aimed at the thinking adult. After a decades-long dry spell, director Brian DePalma returns to form with the stylized erotic thriller "Femme Fatale" (VHS: $22.99; DVD: $26.99). Rebecca Romjin-Stamos stars, in various states of undress, as a jewel thief on the run from her past.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1995 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
A Fish Called Wanda, one of the great and enduring comedies of the '80s, united two generations of British comic talent only to see an American, Kevin Kline, steal the picture and win an Oscar. Directed by Charles Crichton, who made the '50s classic The Lavender Hill Mob, the film stars John Cleese as an uptight barrister defending a jewel thief and succumbing to Wandalust at the sight of Jamie Lee Curtis. Kline is hilarious as an Anglophobe American gangster. Showing Wednesday at the Art Museum.
NEWS
January 23, 1996 | by Yvonne Latty, Daily News Staff Writer
A grandmother running errands gets caught in the middle of an FBI car chase. Her car is broadsided by a jewel thief, her bones are broken, her lung collapses. Two weeks later, she dies. On the eve of the first anniversary of the crash that killed Mary Montgomery, 64, her family blames the FBI. They plan a candlelight vigil tonight at 7 at 40th and Poplar streets to honor Montgomery's memory. "They need to stop doing chases and start using common sense," said her son, Wayne Montgomery, sitting in the small living room of her home yesterday on Wyalusing Avenue near 38th Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2005 | By Rob Watson FOR THE INQUIRER
We all have weaknesses. That had to be what director Brett Ratner was thinking when he made After the Sunset. Some women will always go for the gentlemanly scoundrel that is Pierce Brosnan. The statuesque and barely clothed Salma Hayek always gets the fellas. Don Cheadle's fan base will follow him almost anywhere. And Woody Harrelson? Well, I've lost contact with his fans as of late. It's this style over (any) substance that makes the Sunset DVD a rental at best. You might even want to wait for a TV appearance.
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NEWS
February 8, 2012
A Chester County woman has been charged in the theft of $50,000 worth of jewelry from a friend's Bryn Mawr home last year, police said Tuesday. Ann Gleeson, 34, of West Chester, surrendered to police Feb. 2 and was charged with the theft from the home on the 1100 block of Springmont Circle in Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion Police Sgt. John Stillwagon said. The homeowner reported the theft on Oct. 10. Authorities believe it had occurred between Oct. 2 and 7. Police said they identified Gleeson as a suspect because she had been in the house around the time of the theft and was reportedly a family friend.
NEWS
July 26, 2011 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jeweler Yaniv Cohen said he did not believe the couple who came into his South Street store about 3 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2010 were serious about buying a ring. Moments later Cohen realized how serious they were. Cohen told a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury this morning that the encounter cost him about $50,000 in stolen rings and left him with a six-inch gash on his throat - and the couple's four-year old son. Cohen was the first prosecution witness to testify in the trial of John Benson, 48, and Sheakia Stubbs, 32, charged in the robbery of Cohen inside his store Platinum & Ice at 621 South St. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Lipscomb said the evidence will prove that Benson tried to kill Cohen - slashing his neck and trying to stab him - after the jeweler chased him from the store after he and Stubbs fled with their son, Samir.
NEWS
June 18, 2010
Police are looking for a Delaware man they say is a jewel thief who has struck at least three times in Bucks County and Philadelphia. Jonathan Wesley Wiseman, 27, also has robbed several jewelry stores in his home state, police said. Robberies in Northeast Philadelphia, Bensalem and Middletown have netted him loot valued at $27,000, police said. Police say Wiseman typically enters a jewelry store, asks to look at rings, grabs them, and runs. Wiseman, whose last known address was in New Castle, is white, has a thin build, short dark hair and a goatee.
NEWS
June 17, 2010 | Inquirer Staff Report
Police are looking for a Delaware man they say is a jewel thief who has struck at least three times in Bucks County and Philadelphia. Jonathan Wesley Wiseman, 27, also has robbed several jewelry stores in his home state, police said. Robberies in Northeast Philadelphia, Bensalem and Middletown have netted him loot valued at $27,000, police said. Police say Wiseman typically enters a jewelry store, asks to look at rings, grabs them and runs. Wiseman, whose last known address was in New Castle, is white, has a thin build, short dark hair and a goatee.
NEWS
December 23, 2008 | By Steven Rea, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Hard-boiled and half-baked, The Spirit mashes vintage comic strips with new-fangled CGI, sucking the very life out of a mid-century pop icon in the process. Frank Miller, who began his career as an artist for Marvel ( Daredevil was one of his early assignments), now seems bent on transposing the multi-panel, word-balloon format of comic books to live-action film in the most soul-crushing ways. Having collaborated with Robert Rodriguez on the green-screened, pinup pulp of Sin City , Miller takes his solo directing shot with The Spirit . It's a numbing adaptation of the old and much-loved series - about a domino-masked, crime-busting cop back from the grave - created by the late, great Will Eisner.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2005 | By Rob Watson FOR THE INQUIRER
We all have weaknesses. That had to be what director Brett Ratner was thinking when he made After the Sunset. Some women will always go for the gentlemanly scoundrel that is Pierce Brosnan. The statuesque and barely clothed Salma Hayek always gets the fellas. Don Cheadle's fan base will follow him almost anywhere. And Woody Harrelson? Well, I've lost contact with his fans as of late. It's this style over (any) substance that makes the Sunset DVD a rental at best. You might even want to wait for a TV appearance.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2003 | By DAVID GORGOS & DAVID BLEILER For the Daily News
Not one of 2002's top 20 films at the box office was rated R, continuing a mainstream move towards more family-oriented fare at the multiplex. However, if you know where to look, there are some excellent and seriously sexy films aimed at the thinking adult. After a decades-long dry spell, director Brian DePalma returns to form with the stylized erotic thriller "Femme Fatale" (VHS: $22.99; DVD: $26.99). Rebecca Romjin-Stamos stars, in various states of undress, as a jewel thief on the run from her past.
SPORTS
July 17, 2002 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the end, as it almost always does, Pine Valley Golf Club rewarded not power but accuracy, prudence, and the survival skills of a jewel thief. John Appleget, 37, a teaching pro from Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Cologne, N. J., is no jewel thief, but he did make off with a very handsome piece of crystal yesterday after shooting a steady and cautious 2-over-par 72 to win the 2002 Philadelphia Open by 4 shots in an 18-hole playoff over John DiMarco. "It's the biggest tournament I've ever won," said Appleget, 37, who also pocketed $7,035 just in time to help pay for an addition that he and wife, Denise, who is due in two months with their second child, are adding to their house.
NEWS
September 15, 1999 | By Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
If you're Martin Lawrence these days, you've got to be wondering if it's all worth it. His career long dogged by controversy and contention, the hyperactive funnyman has recently emerged from an extended downward spiral. Following a series of highly publicized personal malfunctions, Lawrence, 34, did some serious self-assessment, re-established his mental/spiritual equilibrium and got his professional life back on track. Having executed a challenging performance in the spring film release "Life" and earning high preview audience marks for the action comedy "Blue Streak," which opens Friday, Lawrence was in understandably positive spirits during an Aug. 8 interview.
SPORTS
June 7, 1998 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was real close, it was real exciting, but it wasn't Real Quiet. Victory Gallop, second in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, won the Belmont Stakes yesterday by a head bob, denying odds-on favorite Real Quiet the coveted Triple Crown, the $600,000 winner's purse, and a $5 million bonus. Jockey Gary Stevens, holding back Victory Gallop as he watched Real Quiet make his usual move on the turn for home, streaked out of the pack at midstretch, caught Real Quiet about four jumps from the finish line, and won by a photo-finish nose.
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