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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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August 14, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Police on Friday were seeking the public's help in locating two suspects believed to be responsible for a string of home-invasion robberies and burglaries targeting Asian business owners across the city. The two have broken into businesses where the owner's residence is attached, tie up the occupants at gunpoint, and then made off with cash, jewelry, electronics, and cigarettes, police said. In some cases, the victims were struck and a 9-yer-old child was thrown against a wall, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives.
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August 11, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are asking for help finding two men who have terrorized the owners of nearly a dozen Philadelphia businesses by breaking into the stores, tying up the people in attached residences and robbing them at gunpoint. Philadelphia police this week released surveillance images of the pair suspected in the 11 incidents, which happened between May and early August across various parts of West and North Philadelphia. The two men seem to be targeting Asian-owned businesses that have residences attached, police said.
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August 5, 2016
This time, it was a woman in flip-flops who robbed a bank. About 3:15 p.m. Friday, the woman, dressed in a pink shirt, walked into the Washington Savings Bank at 2548 E. Lehigh Ave. in Port Richmond and handed a note to a teller, the FBI said. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, she fled in flip-flops, the agency said. The robber is described as white or Hispanic, in her early 30s, about 5-foot-7 and of medium build. She also wore a pink baseball cap, orange-and-black shorts, and dark sunglasses.
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July 23, 2016
A 50-year-old Philadelphia man was charged Thursday for the violent robbery of a Center City restaurant earlier this year, federal prosecutors said. During the May 15 heist at the Tavern on Broad, James Parker repeatedly pistol-whipped an employee before forcing him to open the business' safe and making off with about $8,000. Parker was charged with robbery that interferes with interstate commerce, and using a firearm during a crime of violence. If convicted, he faces life in prison.
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July 18, 2016
A 49-year-old man was in stable condition after being shot during an attempted robbery early Saturday in Oxford Circle, police said. The incident happened about 3:45 a.m. on the 5900 block of Loretto Avenue, outside of the victim's house. The man suffered a graze wound to the left side of his head and was shot one or two more times in his torso, police said. He was taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center. No arrest has been made. - Julie Shaw
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July 3, 2016 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Staff Writer
Saying he was "concerned for the safety of the community," a Philadelphia judge on Friday refused to reduce the $900,000 bail for Rysheed Jordan, the aspiring basketball star charged with shooting and wounding a man in a May 27 North Philadelphia robbery. About 50 relatives and friends packed the courtroom to show support for the 22-year-old Brewerytown man. The Rev. Richard Rock, chaplain of the St. John's University athletic program, traveled from New York City to vouch for Jordan and said he would keep tabs on him through family if released.
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July 1, 2016 | By Janaki Chadha, Staff Writer
The FBI is asking the public's help in finding a bandit believed responsible for 10 armed bank robberies in Montgomery and Bucks Counties between 2012 and 2015. The suspect, described as a white male in his 50s, about 6 feet tall, with a stocky build, concealed his face with a bandanna, mask, or pillowcase, and often wore hooded sweatshirts, suit coats, and hats. The first robbery took place in Horsham, the last in Dresher. In several stickups, the robber threatened tellers with a black semiautomatic handgun and may have driven a light-blue BMW. The FBI urges anyone with information to call 215-418-4000.
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June 25, 2016 | By Robert Moran, Staff Writer
Tyree Mansell was released from federal prison last March after doing time for a 2010 home-invasion robbery of a Delaware County businessman. Less than three months later, prosecutors say, he was back to his old ways. Mansell, 37, of Philadelphia, and two other men were charged Thursday in federal court with committing a home-invasion robbery of a Delaware County businesswoman. His codefendants are Sterling Wallace, 27, of Philadelphia, and Jamain Wallace, 26, of Yeadon. On June 15, 2015, the three men and a 17-year-old boy allegedly targeted the Broomall home of an East Lansdowne bar owner.
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June 23, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
Police are asking for help finding two men suspected in two attacks in Center City over the weekend. Authorities on Tuesday released surveillance video of the suspects, wanted for shooting one man who had just left a Wawa and robbing and shooting at another man a few blocks away. The first incident happened at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday, police said, when the assailants approached a 26-year-old man who had just left the Wawa at Broad and Walnut Streets and asked him if he wanted to buy narcotics.
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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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