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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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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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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 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.
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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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July 15, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for three men who they say robbed a man in his Academy Gardens home at gunpoint early Tuesday morning, making off with valuables - including an AR-15 rifle. Police said the men entered the house on the 9200 block of Academy Road shortly before 4 a.m. through a side window. One was carrying a gray semi-automatic handgun, police said. They demanded money and property from the home's resident, a 26-year-old man, and left the house with the rifle, a 46-inch TV, an XBox 360 and a cell phone.
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July 12, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Prosecutors say they would take at least a week before they determine whether to charge a Hatboro councilman who chased and shot a suspected bank robber, but a legal expert says state law might be on the councilman's side. Kevin Steele, the Montgomery County first assistant district attorney, said officials have interviewed George Forgeng, who shot an alleged robber in an arm and hand Tuesday. The victim and other witnesses have provided statements. Now, Steele said, investigators need time to review the case.
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June 12, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
PENNYE JOHNSON hasn't stopped praying since last Thursday. She prays for her son's soul. She prays for answers to the chaotic night that took his life. But most of all, she prays that the man who was with her son that night, the man who she believes coerced her son into committing a robbery, gets dumped into a jail cell. "If they catch him, every day he goes to court, I'll be there," Johnson told the Daily News yesterday. "I need to learn the part he played in having my son killed.
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June 10, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two cousins charged in the kidnapping and torture of a Jewelers Row shop employee were ordered held without bail Monday. But lawyers for Basil Buie, 26, and Salahudin Shaheed, 35, characterized the case against their clients as "thin" and based primarily on testimony from Khayree Gay, 31, a third codefendant with a "motive to lie. " "At this point, we have one source connecting my client to this crime, and it's a complicated source: Mr. Gay," Coley...
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June 7, 2015 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Salahudin Shaheed made six recon trips near National Watch & Diamond Exchange to observe the store's employees, and that was how, authorities said, he identified whom he thought was the owner to rob. But Shaheed had erred. He, along with his cousin Basil Buie, appeared in federal court Friday as details of their arrests in the kidnap and torture of a Jewelers Row employee two months ago emerged. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials said three confidential sources led them to Shaheed and Buie.
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May 29, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
A SOUTH PHILADELPHIA man pleaded guilty yesterday to third-degree murder, robbery and weapons offenses in the 2013 shooting death of a young father during a robbery over the victim's backpack. Tyreek McNeil, 23, shot and killed Jose Gabino Aparicio-Jeranimo, 22, at 8th and Watkins streets in South Philadelphia, about 4 a.m. Sept. 26, 2013. The victim had gotten off work at the Public House, a Center City bar, and had gone with a friend to the South Philly bakery where Aparicio-Jeranimo's brother, Samuel, worked.
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May 28, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
THEY SEEM YOUNG and friendly, sometimes asking for help. But these two teens, police say, are violent punks too savvy for their own good. Police are scouring North Philly for the suspects, who investigators say are connected to at least six gunpoint robberies near Temple University. "You can say they've done this before. Their behavior isn't that of an amateur," Capt. Frank Banford, head of Central Detectives, said last night. Banford said the robbers, who may be part of a larger ring of thieves, used similar methods in the string of robberies, which took place between May 14 and 20. The final night was the most violent: Police responded to two robberies just five minutes and about five blocks apart.
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May 16, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas and Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writers
More than a dozen Philadelphia men have been charged in a series of home-invasion robberies in Philadelphia and its suburbs over a year and a half. In a federal indictment unsealed Thursday, prosecutors describe an increasingly violent series of crimes. It started with an armed robbery of an Ambler home in which the victims were tied up and ended with the burglarizing of a home in which the victims were forced to strip and were waterboarded, and another burglary in which one of the victims was shot.
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May 15, 2015 | BY ANNIE PALMER, Daily News Staff Writer palmera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5927
FOR TWO YEARS, a 16-member "serial-robbery gang" based in Philly carried out a string of home invasions, including an elaborate heist in which members posed as police and wig-clad victims. Yesterday, law-enforcement officials announced the arrests of 12 suspected members, ending what authorities called an "audacious crime spree. " Four of the defendants were arrested yesterday morning, said Louis Lappen, first assistant U.S. attorney. The gang's alleged ringleader, Khalil "Lil" Smith, was already in custody from a prior robbery.
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