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July 17, 1998 | By George Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A federal magistrate judge set stringent bail conditions yesterday for a SEPTA police officer charged by New York authorities in a hostage-taking robbery allegedly orchestrated by Russian mobsters. Authorities allege that furs, jewelry and Rolex watches were taken during a home break-in in Brooklyn on May 13 and that the victims were later forced to pay an additional $40,000 in cash. The victims, identified only as the owners of a New York business, were gagged, handcuffed and had their faces covered with ski caps by two men who entered their home posing as police officers, according to a criminal complaint filed last week.
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March 26, 1998 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
Federal authorities yesterday announced the arrests of five members of a violence-prone gang accused of stealing more than $1 million in coins, jewelry and collectables from suburban and New Jersey antique dealers. The suspects allegedly conducted a four-month rampage last year, robbing five dealers at gunpoint inside their homes or businesses. They also used Mace and handcuffs to subdue their prey before taking the valuables. The gang also planned but later aborted three other heists at a Flourtown jewelry store, a Drexel Hill flea market and a Yardley Hummel dealer, said U.S. Attorney Michael R. Stiles.
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October 23, 1992 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A teenager who said he was induced into crime by a former Philadelphia police officer - his girlfriend - was convicted yesterday in Common Pleas Court of first-degree murder in the 1991 slaying of a Northern Liberties man during a robbery. Donnell Drinks, 18, testified in his defense that the robbery on Feb. 14, 1991, had been Terri Joell Harper's idea. When plans went awry, Drinks said, Harper fatally stabbed Darryl Huntley, 29, and wounded Huntley's girlfriend. The jury, which found Drinks guilty on all charges, including robbery, burglary and aggravated assault, will deliberate today on whether to sentence him to life in prison or the death penalty.
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March 22, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
NATE FULLER'S nightly walks with Bianca, his bichon, will never be the same. He's used to passing neighbors out with their own pooches. They talk, catch up, learn about each other. A constant dog-walking companion was James Stuhlman, who lived a block away, on Woodcrest Avenue near 66th Street in Overbrook. Whenever the two met, the conversation would inevitably turn to landscaping, Stuhlman's trade, or "just life in general" as Bianca sniffed Molly, Stuhlman's labardoodle. It wasn't uncommon for Fuller to lose track of time, to stretch those "quick chats" into hour-and-a-half talks.
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January 10, 2015 | By Michael Boren and Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writers
The day began with a robbery, and ended with a multicounty chase. The Medford News Shop on Stokes Road was the starting point. A man wearing a heavy brown coat and black pants barged into the Medford store around 9:05 a.m. Thursday, showing a handgun and demanding money. Once he had driven off, township police notified other agencies about his gold pickup. A few hours later, according to several people involved in the investigation, the suspect was found in Camden. Then came a pursuit that carved through Camden and Burlington Counties, and brought out multiple agencies - and a state police helicopter - before it ended around 1:30 p.m. in Wharton State Forest, where the suspect was caught after bailing from his vehicle, police said.
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January 30, 1997 | JIM MacMILLAN/ DAILY NEWS
Rescuers tend to the victim of a car crash yesterday on Belmont Avenue under the Schuylkill Expressway in Lower Merion after the car collided with a suspected bank-robbery getaway vehicle. Two armed men robbed the Roxborough-Manayunk Federal Savings Bank, Ridge and Lyceum avenues. Police chased them and the three were caught at the site.
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March 28, 1990 | G. LOIE GROSSMANN/ DAILY NEWS
Police officers hold Randolph Givens outside a bank at 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, where a man grabbed some cash out of a depositor's hand yesterday afternoon and ran away. Police said cops arrested Givens, 30, of Diamond Street near 23rd, at 15th and Chestnut streets, a few minutes after the incident, and charged him with the robbery.
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January 11, 1987 | By Theresa Sullivan Barger, Special to The Inquirer
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Philadelphia man in connection with the armed robbery Dec. 29 of a McDonald's restaurant at 1663 Old York Rd. in Abington. Bernard Fenderson, 26, of the 6100 block of Ogontz Avenue, who was in the Philadelphia Detention Center on unrelated charges, was expected to have been charged Jan. 9 with robbery, theft, conspiracy, terroristic threats and weapons violations in connection with the holdup. Last month, two armed men approached McDonald's employees after the restaurant was closed; one of them ordered the employees to lie on the floor, and the other took an undetermined amount of cash from the rear of the restaurant, police said.
NEWS
August 31, 2010
A 27-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the back during a robbery in the city's Olney section, police said. The shooting occurred about 12:45 p.m. in the 5100 block of Arbor Street, police said. The assailant fled on a bicycle. The victim was reported in critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center.
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December 20, 1990 | By Terence Samuel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Upper Darby Township police detectives have spent the last four days piecing together evidence in the armed robbery that shattered the spirit of Christmas when a gun was fired inside a department store full of shoppers Monday. No arrests have been made in the robbery, which occurred just before 10:30 a.m. at the Woolworth's department store at 69th and Chestnut Streets in Upper Darby. A police spokesman said the number of officers on foot patrol in the shopping area had been increased for the remainder of the shopping season.
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March 29, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TRACEY KNIGHT was in her living room on Media Street in West Philly late Thursday when she heard five gunshots ring out. She peered out of her window and saw chaos. One man was sprinting up Media Street, running so fast his boot fell off. She saw him toss a gun - "it was big and silver" - as he fled. Across from her porch, at the corner of Conestoga Street and Media, she saw three more men. Two were lying face down on the pavement. One was standing, holding a gun. "They tried to rob me," he screamed.
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March 22, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 15-year-old boy who police say pulled the trigger in the killing of an Overbrook man turned himself in early Friday, accompanied by his father. Tyfine Hamilton has been charged with murder, robbery, and related offenses in the botched robbery that killed Jim Stuhlman, 51, while walking his dog last week on the 6400 block of Woodcrest Avenue. Brandon Smith, 15, and a third boy, 14, who was with them were arrested this week. Smith will be charged with murder; the 14-year-old faces lesser charges.
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March 22, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
NATE FULLER'S nightly walks with Bianca, his bichon, will never be the same. He's used to passing neighbors out with their own pooches. They talk, catch up, learn about each other. A constant dog-walking companion was James Stuhlman, who lived a block away, on Woodcrest Avenue near 66th Street in Overbrook. Whenever the two met, the conversation would inevitably turn to landscaping, Stuhlman's trade, or "just life in general" as Bianca sniffed Molly, Stuhlman's labardoodle. It wasn't uncommon for Fuller to lose track of time, to stretch those "quick chats" into hour-and-a-half talks.
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March 9, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, STEPHANIE FARR & DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
YESTERDAY, THE CITY tried to make sense of a senseless act, to find answers among chaos. Why would a former high-school basketball ace throw away a promising career for petty robbery? What cruel fate led to a greedy bandit running into police officers during two unrelated robberies years apart? And, most of all, why did Officer Robert Wilson III, a dedicated public servant and caring family man, have to die while buying a gift for his son? "I think he redefined what a hero is all about," Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said of Wilson.
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March 7, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man was arrested Wednesday night in Bucks County and charged with robbing 11 businesses in Philadelphia and Bensalem, according to police. Glenn Brennan, 29, of Northeast Philadelphia, is facing dozens of charges, including robbery, terroristic threats, theft, and simple assault, court records show. Bensalem police said an undercover officer noticed Brennan acting suspiciously around a business in Bensalem about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officers approached and found him with a pellet gun, police said.
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March 6, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, DAVID GAMBACORTA & REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writersvellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
OFFICER Robert Wilson III was a "nice young man" who always checked in on his elderly neighbor. He was a family man, a father of two boys, ages 9 and 1. He was a dedicated public servant, an eight-year veteran of the Police Department who earned the praise of the city's top cop after volunteering for a body-camera pilot program. And on Thursday afternoon, as snow blanketed the city, Wilson made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting those he swore to serve. Police said that Wilson, 30, was gunned down while stopping a robbery inside a GameStop store in Hope Plaza, a shopping center on Lehigh Avenue near 21st Street in North Philly's Swampoodle section.
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March 4, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Northeast Philadelphia store owner was in stable condition Monday night after being stabbed in the face during a robbery, police said. The attack happened about 11 a.m. at We Buy Gold on the 8000 block of Frankford Avenue. Police said the robber made off with $1,000 in cash, and stabbed the store's owner in the process. He was last seen on Frankford Avenue driving a black GMC truck. The owner, 67, knew his assailant, police said. Detectives were on- the scene investigating the attack Monday afternoon.
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February 19, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A COURTROOM rumble erupted yesterday afternoon after an Overbrook man, convicted of murder in a 2013 robbery of a special-needs man for his headphones, cursed at a deputy sheriff. The two got physical, prompting cops to jump in from the gallery to control the chaos. The brawl happened after Arkel Garcia, 21, was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder, robbery and a firearms offense. After the jury of 10 women and two men was escorted out, Common Pleas Judge Steven Geroff proceeded to sentence Garcia, who faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole in the death of Christian Massey, 21, a West Philly native who graduated from Marple Newtown High School.
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February 13, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tariq Mahmud stared in disbelief Wednesday as the jury foreman answered "Guilty" to the charge of second-degree murder for Mahmud's part in the killing of Rite Aid store manager Jason Scott McClay, a man Mahmud had called his friend. "Oh, no," Mahmud said before he put his head down on the defense table and covered his face. After seven days of trial, with 32 witnesses and 105 exhibits, it took a Delaware County Court jury less than two hours to convict Mahmud, Rita Pultro, and David Wiggins for the Sept.
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February 11, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Assistant District Attorney Christopher DiRosato took seven days, questioned 32 witnesses, and presented 105 exhibits in his prosecution of three defendants accused in the 2013 slaying of a Delaware County Rite Aid store manager. On Monday afternoon, it was time for the three defense attorneys to present evidence and call witnesses. They took about 10 minutes. On Sept. 19, Jason Scott McClay, 40, was shot and killed in an apparent robbery at the Chester Rite Aid. The Navy veteran and Haverford High School graduate wasn't scheduled to work that night.
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