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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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September 17, 1987 | By Bill Price, Inquirer Staff Writer
A 17-year-old Oxford Circle boy has been charged with the Tuesday morning armed robbery of the Wawa Food Market at Byberry Road and Philmont Avenue. The boy, whose name is being withheld by police, was charged with robbery, theft, receiving stolen goods, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, violation of the uniform firearms act and possession of an instrument of a crime. The suspect was being detained at the Youth Study Center for a hearing scheduled today in juvenile court, 1801 Vine Street.
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September 17, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
An Atlantic City police officer who was shot in the head as he responded to a robbery outside a casino Sept. 3 left the hospital Thursday afternoon to applause from dozens of officers and other rescue personnel. Joshlee Vadell, 29, an expectant father, gave a thumbs-up, saluted, and waved as he was carried out of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center on a stretcher and placed into an ambulance. Police said he was headed to a rehabilitation center. On Sept. 8, the department posted on its Facebook page that Vadell's ventilator had been removed and he was sitting up and talking.
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September 13, 2016
The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspected serial bank robber in connection with his latest strike - the TD Bank branch on South 11th St. Sunday. The subject, described as a black male in his 40s, approximately 5'8", is suspected in three other heists: the Sept. 4 robbery of the same TD Bank branch on South 11th Street; the Aug. 19 attempted robbery of the Citizens Bank branch on North 5th Street; and the robbery 40 minutes later of the Hyperion Bank branch on the 100 block of West Girard Avenue.
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September 10, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man was arrested and charged in a pair of armed robberies in the city's Rhawnhurst section Wednesday night - one of which involved a home invasion and the pistol whipping of a 53-year-old man, police said Thursday. Quamir Harper, of the 800 block of Marcella Street in the Summerdale section of Northeast Philly, faces two counts each of aggravated assault, robbery, weapons offenses and related charges, police said. About 11 p.m. Wednesday, Harper allegedly broke into a home on Oakmont Street, near Castor Avenue, where the 53-year-old man and his wife live.
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Philadelphia police are investigating a home invasion and robbery in North Philadelphia in which a woman's car and other items were stolen Saturday morning. The 22-year-old woman told police that shortly before 10 a.m., three men armed with guns kicked in the front door of her home on North 24th Street, near Cumberland, stole her cellphone and purse and then drove away in her blue Pontiac Bonneville. The car was last seen heading south on 24th Street. The woman was not injured. - Julie Shaw
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September 5, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Robert Tornoe, and Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITERS
Two Cumberland County men were arrested late Saturday in connection with a shooting earlier in the day near a popular Atlantic City casino parking gargage that left one man dead and a police officer seriously injured. The deceased man who shot at the officers was identified as Jerome Damon, 25, of Camden. Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton made the announcement in a statement released Saturday night. Investigators said that on Saturday, at 2:34 a.m., two uniformed Atlantic City police officers on patrol observed a robbery in progress involving six men near the Caesars Atlantic City parking garage on Arkansas Avenue.
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September 3, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Federal and local authorities are seeking three men who stole more than 45 cellphones and watches, valued at more than $21,000, at a T-Mobile store in Montgomery County last month. About 8 p.m. Aug. 22, the three men entered the store at 2401 W. Cheltenham Ave. in Cheltenham Township, just across the Philadelphia border. One man brandished a gun, and the two store employees were ordered into the stockroom, where cellphones are stored, authorities said. After making off with the phones and Apple watches, the men fled.
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August 28, 2016
Police were asking for the public's help in identifying a man who committed an armed robbery at the Girard Station on the Market-Frankford line Friday evening. The robbery occurred about 6:15 p.m. on the westbound platform, police said. The suspect approached a woman and pointed a pistol with an extended magazine at her, He demanded her purse and then fled the station. Anyone with information about the suspect can call SEPTA Transit Police at 215-580-8111 or dial 911. - Robert Moran  
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August 28, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
A second suspect has been charged in the June kidnapping, robbery, and attempted murder of a 34-year-old deliveryman in Kingsessing, police announced Friday. Brian Jones, 22, of the 5500 block of Litchfield Street in Kingsessing, was arrested Thursday as investigators executed a search warrant at his home, police said. Jones tried to flee by jumping out a third-floor window but was caught in the alleyway, police said. He was charged with attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping, and related offenses, and was awaiting arraignment Friday afternoon, police said.
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August 27, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Almost two years later, the victim remained so traumatized, she could not speak at Thursday's sentencing of admitted rapist Brandon Menley. But after she left the Philadelphia courtroom in tears during a break, the woman returned to court, and Assistant District Attorney Branwen McNabb read aloud her handwritten note. "I think this is a tremendous example of her strength," McNabb told Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart. "She says she 'accepts the defendant's family's apology and she forgives him in her heart' but she 'is fearful this will happen to someone else.' " Minehart agreed, sentencing the 31-year-old former Reading man to 30 to 60 years in prison, followed by 15 years' probation and registration as a sex offender.
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August 26, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Authorities are asking for help finding a man responsible for seven recent armed robberies at Northeast Philadelphia businesses. The robberies – which occurred at two convenience stores and a gas station – have happened over the past week and half in the city's Frankford and Wissinoming sections, all in the late-evening or early-morning hours, Philadelphia police said. Five of the instances happened at the 7-Eleven at 5231 Harbison Ave., police said. Another robbery was reported at a nearby Wawa, located at 6001 Harbison Ave. And another occurred at the Exxon station at 5250 Torresdale Ave. The robberies happened between Aug. 14 and Monday, police said.
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