October 17, 2015 |
Investigators on Friday were scouring the Rittenhouse Square area for video of the burglars who police say broke through a basement wall and into a jewelry store's safe Thursday morning, making off with hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry. The owner of Time and Gold Jewelry at 46 S. 19th St. told police he estimated that $250,000 worth of jewelry had been stolen. Police said the burglars "appeared to have extensive knowledge" of the businesses they broke into early Thursday.
October 16, 2015 |
NOTHING WAS going to stop these thieves. Not a locked basement door, not two solid walls, not even an industrial-grade safe. They wanted the goods, and they got them Wednesday night, cleaning out about $250,000 worth of diamonds and fine jewelry from Time & Gold, a shop in the heart of Center City. "I couldn't believe it; it was like part of a movie," Danny Hosmi, the store's owner, told the Daily News hours later on the sidewalk outside his ruined business, on 19th Street near Chestnut.
October 2, 2015 |
IN AN UNORTHODOX theft last week, a man stole a papal flag from outside a Southwest Center City house just days before Pope Francis' visit to the city. Although the theft was not of biblical proportions, police have released a video of the culprit and his cohorts in a crusade to get them identified. "It would have been great if as soon as he touched the flag it just burnt up in his hand," Lt. John Stanford, a police spokesman, said of the blasphemous thief. According to police, about 6:30 a.m. Sept.
August 13, 2015 |
A TRIO OF PUNKS allegedly stole Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown's city car after she left it unlocked, apparently with the keys inside, according to police. Brown discovered the disappearance of her city-issued 2008 Ford, which had been parked curbside outside her Wynnefield home, on Sunday and reported it stolen to police and the city's Office of Fleet Management. Upper Darby police located the car in Delaware County the next morning and arrested three suspects - two men and a woman.
July 3, 2015 |
THE FORECAST for this story is cloud-y with a chance of meatheads. Two thieves who stole a delivery driver's car, cash and cellphone in Upper Darby on Monday must have thought they were pretty smart when they turned off the GPS tracking on the victim's phone. But when the suspects started to use the phone to take photos of one another holding a shotgun, those photos were automatically uploaded to the victim's digital cloud and began to show up on the victim's other electronic devices, according to police.
June 19, 2015 |
Philadelphia police announced a new strategy Wednesday to protect seniors from crooks and scammers who pose as utility workers to get inside their homes: 911. The strategy, called "Be Sure Before You Open the Door," is simple. Whenever someone claiming to be from Peco or another utility comes to a door without an appointment, call 911. Police will figure out whether the person should be there, and send help if necessary. The program's strength is in its simplicity: It is much easier to dial 911 than to call a utility directly.
May 23, 2015 |
Police and federal officials are investigating an early-morning burglary at a Delaware County gun store in which thieves made off with 19 weapons. At 4:13 a.m., three or more men broke through the front window of the Suburban Armory, at 1008 McDade Blvd., in Collingdale. Once inside the store, they stole semiautomatic handguns, and revolvers, said Steven Bartholomew, special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. "They smashed cabinets and grabbed the handguns," he said.
January 14, 2015 |
Beware: Don't use the same user name and password on multiple accounts across the Internet, whether it is for Apple iTunes, Twitter, Facebook, a credit card, or a bank. You could fall prey to crooks who last month latched on to user names and passwords from some unknown website and tried them out on American Airlines and United Airlines customers' frequent-flier mileage accounts - to cash in on free travel. Thieves obtained user names and passwords and used them to log into American's AAdvantage and United's MileagePlus, guessing that the log-in information might be the same.
August 6, 2014 |
A FORMER longtime employee at the U.S. Department of Labor's Philadelphia office and a relative were held for trial yesterday on charges that they used credit cards to steal more than $4,100 in gasoline last year. Municipal Judge Patrick Dugan ordered Rhonda Winston, 54, and Maleek Adams, 24, to stand trial on charges of forgery, conspiracy, theft by deception and related counts after a preliminary hearing. The judge dropped a charge of possession of an instrument of crime that both defendants had faced.
June 13, 2014 |
MARISSA JADE is impossible to ignore. The sizzling model/actress attracts eyeballs - and keeps them glued to her - wherever she goes and whatever she does. Now, the nearly flawless Asian beauty is coming to Wizard Con Philly as a featured guest, and says that though she attends various shows throughout the year, Wizard Con Philly is one of the ones she is looking forward to the most. "I love Philly's atmosphere, the people and the food," Jade said. "I [will] attend . . . as a Cosplay girl.