May 19, 2013 |
UNIONDALE, N.Y. - A wanted man with a criminal history dating back nearly 15 years was identified by police Saturday as the masked home invader involved in the death of a Hofstra University student early Friday morning. Dalton Smith, who was wanted on a parole violation related to a first-degree robbery conviction, attempted to rob the off-campus home where he and Hofstra junior Andrea Rebello were fatally shot, Nassau County police said. Authorities said police were involved in the shooting although it isn't clear who fired the shots that killed Rebello and Smith around 2:30 a.m. Friday.
May 16, 2013 |
Police have arrested a suspected shooter in the killing of a popular South Street deejay. Homicide detectives arrested Josephe Murray, 18, at his home on the 5700 block of Reedland Street on Wednesday morning, police sources said. Murray had dropped his phone inside the South Street Haagen-Dazs ice cream parlor where Tom Watson, 36, was shot twice during an apparent robbery. Information on the phone led police to Murray, the sources said. Investigators recovered cocaine and marijuana in amounts that led them to believe Watson was dealing, the sources said.
May 1, 2013 |
An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was stabbed twice in the abdomen Monday night after struggling with two men who robbed him of his iPod, police said. The officer was listed in stable condition Tuesday morning at Aria Health-Torresdale Campus hospital, according to Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman. She didn't release the officer's identity. O'Brien gave the following account: The incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. when the officer was walking on the 4800 block of Grant Avenue near State Road in the Northeast.
April 25, 2013 |
Authorities on Wednesday released the names of two suspected roving bandits who allegedly robbed a man of $6,000 at gunpoint in February at the Cherry Hill Mall after the victim responded to an online advertisement selling iPhones. Lance Kenney, 22, of Los Angeles, and Nathaniel Broadaway, 40, of Little Rock, met the victim at the mall on the afternoon of Feb. 3, said township Sgt. Joseph W. Vitarelli Jr. The victim was there to buy eight new iPhones offered at $540 apiece and met up with one of the men, Vitarelli said.
April 14, 2013 |
Four men were charged by indictment with plotting an armed robbery of a Philadelphia drug stash house to steal 10 kilograms of cocaine, federal prosecutors said Friday. Dwight "Muff" Berry, 28; Antonio "Pooh" Ellis, 27; and Jermau "Mau" Johnston, 18, all of Philadelphia; and Aski "Ski" Washington, 33, of Darby Borough, are accused of planning the home-invasion robbery, prosecutors said. Berry said each kilogram was worth $40,000, according to prosecutors. They allegedly carried two guns in an Eggo waffle box, 10 plastic zip ties, a can of lighter fluid, and other supplies when they set out to commit the robbery last month.
April 11, 2013 |
The FBI is searching for a man suspected of robbing at least four banks in Bucks and Montgomery Counties during the last 10 months. Most recently, he hit a PNC Bank on Bethlehem Pike in Ambler, officials said. He is also believed to be responsible for robberies Jan. 18 at a Wells Fargo in Yardley, Sept. 28 at a First Federal in Wrightstown, and June 8 at a Colonial American in Horsham. The suspect usually carries a handgun and wears a suit and tie. He covers his face with a ski mask or a sack or pillowcase with eyeholes cut out, and has also worn green disposable gloves and a straw hat. The FBI described him as white, about 6 feet tall, with a stocky build.
April 4, 2013
Two suspects escaped with money and cigarettes after robbing an Elkins Park Rite Aid store at 1401 W. Cheltenham Ave. at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. The robbery was caught on a surveillance camera. It pictures two men walking into the store and one of them at a counter, pointing a handgun. Police say the pair entered the store together. One man picked up a cold medicine and, after paying for it at a cash register, threatened employees with a semiautomatic handgun and demanded money from the cash register and cigarettes, police said.
March 27, 2013 |
Pitman police early Monday solved a classic crime - a holdup at a convenience store - with the help of a ubiquitous piece of modern technology: a smartphone. Just minutes before midnight Sunday, police were alerted to a holdup at a 7-Eleven on the 300 block of North Broadway, where a clerk used a baseball bat to fend off two teenagers wielding fake handguns and wearing bandannas and gloves. While the would-be thieves fled with no money, the clerk managed to swipe one of their bags.
March 25, 2013 |
Robbers hit two TD Bank branches in the Pennsylvania suburbs Saturday morning, officials said. The robberies did not appear related, Carrie Adamowski, spokeswoman for the FBI's Philadelphia office, said, citing "very different methods, very different scenarios. " In the first robbery, two employees arrived at the bank at 2900 Moreland Rd. in the Willow Grove section of Abington Township around 6:45 a.m. As one unlocked the door for the other, a man with a handgun ran up and tried to enter.
March 16, 2013
The really smart bank robbers might just have one thing in common - they don't commute in taxis from their heists. At 11:09 a.m. Thursday, Lower Providence Township police went to the First Niagara Bank on Egypt Road in the township's Audubon section in response to a report of a robbery in progress. Bank employees told police that a man approached a teller's window and showed a gun as he demanded money. The suspect left before police arrived. Plymouth Township and Montgomery Township police were looking into similar recent robberies, including one Monday at the PNC Bank on Chemical Road.