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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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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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April 30, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Police on Thursday were searching for four young men who robbed and punched a man on Temple University's campus over the weekend. The victim, a 43-year-old man, police said, was walking on the 1300 block of Norris Street about 10:40 p.m. Sunday when he was attacked. The victim is not affiliated with the university, Sgt. Eric Gripp, a Philadelphia police spokesman, said Thursday. Police said the four assailants punched and kicked the man, and during a struggle, took the man's shirt.
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April 24, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
A man charged in an armed robbery that resulted in the fatal shooting by police of his alleged accomplice appeared in court in Cumberland County, N.J., on Friday. John Bain, 31, of Vineland, N.J., appeared in an orange jumpsuit and shackles during a brief hearing at the courthouse in Bridgeton, where Superior Court Judge Robert G. Malestein ordered that bail be maintained at $200,000. Bain spoke little, other than saying he planned to hire an attorney. He was charged with robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon.
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April 22, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A younger brother of imprisoned former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judge Willie Singletary pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three counts of robbery and related offenses. Under a plea deal, Hasheem Singletary, 17, was sentenced to 5 1/2 to 12 years in state prison and three years' probation by Common Pleas Judge Lillian Ransom. In addition to the robbery charges, Singletary pleaded guilty to three counts each of conspiracy and possession of an instrument of crime, and one count of receiving stolen property.
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April 21, 2016 | By Michael Boren, Staff Writer
The second suspect in an armed robbery that resulted in the fatal shooting by police of the other suspect early Sunday in Vineland, N.J., was arrested Tuesday, authorities said. John Bain, 31, of Vineland, was charged with robbery and unlawful possession of a weapon. Authorities said that he and the other suspect tried to rob a man near Seventh and Cherry Streets around 1 a.m. Sunday, and that Bain repeatedly struck the victim in the head with a handgun. Authorities said the victim was injured but not shot.
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April 20, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
In just 23 years of life, Scott Griffin has racked up 14 arrests, police said, but the case he's sitting in prison on may be his most serious yet. Griffin has been charged with attempted murder, robbery, and related offenses, accused of shooting Officer James McCullough in a leg Sunday when McCullough, 24, intervened in a carjacking by Griffin and another man, police said. Acting on a tip, narcotics officers arrested Griffin at 1 p.m. Monday in the 1200 block of Alden Street in West Philadelphia, Homicide Capt.
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April 11, 2016
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer shot and wounded a robbery suspect at T-Mobile store in the Ogontz section of the city Saturday afternoon, police said. The suspect was transported to Einstein Medical Center. The officer was not injured, police said. The police said the incident took place at about 2:26 p.m. near Broad and Chew Streets. This is a breaking news report. Check back for updates. -Tricia L. Nadolny  
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April 1, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia judge Wednesday ordered a Logan man who told police he was the lookout for three accomplices in October's robbery and slaying of a transgender woman to stand trial for murder. After a preliminary hearing in the killing of 22-year-old Kiesha Jenkins, Municipal Court Judge James M. DeLeon ruled that Pedro Redding, 24, also be tried on conspiracy and robbery charges. Defense attorney Stephen Gross argued that the prosecution had failed to make a case that Redding, who police acknowledge was not the gunman, was an active participant in the plan to rob Jenkins.
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