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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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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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November 20, 1986 | By Laurie T. Conrad, Special to the Inquirer
Springfield police have arrested a Philadelphia man and charged him with the Sept. 17 robbery of a 7-Eleven store in the Wyndmoor Shopping Center. The suspect, Bernard Card, 20, of the 8500 block of Provident Road, was being held at the Philadelphia Detention Center after he did not make $25,000 bail. He also was being held on unrelated charges stemming from another robbery, which took place in Philadelphia. Card was arrested Nov. 12 and arraigned later that day in District Court.
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June 18, 2016 | By Janaki Chadha, Staff Writer
Two men were taken into custody in the armed robbery of a Cherry Hill 7-Eleven Thursday after taking a cab to make their getaway, police said. Aaron Owens, 23, of Magnolia, and Ryan Hunter, 19, of Pennsauken, were charged with robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. The men, one of whom was carrying a handgun, walked into the 7-Eleven at Maple Avenue and Haddonfield about 2:50 a.m., a clerk reported to police. The men left the store on foot, headed across Maple Avenue into Pennsauken, but police determined a cab company had picked up customers in the area.
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June 18, 2016
A 42-year-old Gloucester County man was sentenced this week to 10 1/2 years in prison for robbing - at gunpoint - three Heritage's convenience stores last year, prosecutors said. Sean P. Allen, of Woodbury, pleaded guilty last month to robbing Heritage stores in Woodbury, Woodbury Heights, and West Deptford in February 2015. A sawed-off shotgun was used in the robberies and cash and cigarettes were taken, prosecutors said. Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith imposed the sentence on Monday.
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June 18, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
He was named player of the year as a Vaux High School senior in 2013, was leading scorer in his sophomore year at St. John's University in New York, and was signed to play semipro basketball for a league in China. But Rysheed Jordan's hopes for an NBA career were sidelined Thursday when a Philadelphia judge refused to reduce his $900,000 bail on charges the 22-year-old Brewerytown man wounded a man during a May 27 robbery. Municipal Court Judge Marvin L. Williams at first seemed open to reducing the bail, which defense lawyer Brad V. Shuttleworth called "exorbitant.
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June 17, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
From the start, Ronald Dorsey had been considered a suspect in the 2014 slayings of Dollie May "Grandmom" Evans and her roommate, Ruby April Thomas. Evans, 67, was known to sell crack cocaine from the house in the 4700 block of Vista Street in Holmesburg. So was Evans' boarder, James Mears, recently paroled from prison on a 2010 gun case and on the lam from a halfway house. And detectives knew of a flurry of cellphone calls between Mears and Dorsey, a drug dealer who lived on the 1100 block of E. Upsal Street, in the hours after the slayings.
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June 11, 2016 | By Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITER
The Bucks County District Attorney has withdrawn a murder charge against the alleged accomplice in a fatal attempted robbery of a Falls Township pharmacy last week. District Attorney David Heckler said he is not sure case law will support the homicide charge. "We want to do more legal research," he said. The owner of the Pennsbury Pharmacy New Falls Road shot and killed Willie A. Bozarth, 33, of Sewell, N.J., during a June 3 robbery attempt. Bozarth's alleged accomplice, Kim Goldsboro, 54, of Camden, was arrested by police as he sat waiting for Bozarth in the pharmacy parking lot. Goldsboro was initially charged with homicide, robbery, receiving stolen property, and related crimes, and remanded to the Bucks County jail.
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June 4, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Four people were charged Thursday as part of a violent area robbery ring that wore disguises and tortured their victims, federal prosecutors said. Sei Stone, 42, Edwin Robinson, 42, Louis Miller, 38, James Haines, 25, were added to a superseding indictment that includes 16 original defendants allegedly involved in a conspiracy involving kidnapping, home invasions, carjackings, and drug trafficking. The defendants wore police uniforms, badges, bulletproof vests, masks, gloves, and wigs.
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May 30, 2016
Philadelphia police are investigating an armed home invasion-robbery in West Oak Lane Saturday morning. About 5:15 a.m., three men entered a home on the 6600 block of North 17th Street through the rear basement, police said. At least one had a gun. Once inside, the intruders pistol-whipped the man living in the house and stole a Toshiba laptop, $600 in cash, a cellphone and an Xbox game system. The resident was taken by police to Einstein Medical Center, where he was in stable condition.
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May 29, 2016
A 57-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition after getting stabbed in the chest during a robbery Friday night in North Philadelphia, police said. The robbery occurred just before 7:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Venango Street, police said. The victim, who was stabbed in the right side of his chest, was taken by medics to Temple University Hospital. Police recovered a weapon at the scene but reported no arrest. - Robert Moran
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May 22, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Camden County authorities said they have apprehended four teenagers in connection with a killing and two nonfatal shootings that occurred during a two-hour span this week. The county Prosecutor's Office said Friday that Raquan Handon, 18, of Camden; Aaron Swann, 19, of Pennsauken; Ashan Thomas, 19, of Pennsauken; and a 16-year-old Merchantville boy had been charged with felony murder in the death of Terron L. Phillips. The 19-year-old Camden resident was found shot on the 3500 block of Pierce Street around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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May 1, 2016
It's been nearly five years since John Gonzalez committed murder, robbery and sexual assault in Camden. He was a minor then. He's 20 now. And he will be at least 50 before he is eligible for parole. A judge Friday sentenced Gonzalez to 41 years in prison for second-degree burglary, armed robbery, aggravated sexual assault and weapons offenses in connection with two separate incidents in September 2011. A jury in January found Gonzalez guilty of fatally shooting 38-year-old Lori Breiding during a robbery.
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