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Police investigate gunpoint robberies in Cedar Park, Garden Court, Walnut Hill

January 31, 2018

Police are investigating three gunpoint robberies that happened in Cedar Park, Garden Court and Walnut Hill neighborhoods in the past two weeks, including one at 11 a.m. and another just before 1 p.m.. One of these robberies resulted in an arrest of two suspects. Here are more details from police:

January 14, 46th and Hazel
At approximately 12:50 p.m., two people were walking on the 4600 block of Hazel Ave when they were approached by three young males. Two of them pulled out guns and announced a robbery. The suspects took cell phones from both victims and one victim’s wallet with identification, an unknown amount of cash and credit cards. The suspects then ran eastbound, and then northbound on 46th Street after the incident. The investigation is active and ongoing with Southwest Detective Division. All three suspects are described as black males 17-24 years old. Two of them were armed with small black revolvers, according to police.  Continue Reading

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CVS Pharmacy at 43rd and Locust robbed at gunpoint (updated)

January 29, 2018

Update (Jan. 30): Police spokesman Troy Brown said there have been no arrests in the CVS robbery as it had been initially reported. The suspect is described as an approximately 6-foot-tall Black male in his 30s with a medium build wearing a “bubble coat,” a knit Eagles hat and a face mask.

The CVS Pharmacy at 43rd and Locust was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday night, according to police. An unknown male wearing a mask walked into the store at around 10:35 p.m., pointed a handgun at the clerks and demanded money from the register. The suspect took approximately $400 and then fled on foot westbound on Locust street.

No injuries have been reported.

Shoplifters pulled knifes at the staff in the same store last year, and a thief pulled a gun at the store manager in 2016.

 

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Police shoot, critically injure robbery suspect at 49th and Walnut

December 26, 2017

A robbery suspect was shot and critically wounded by a plainclothes police officer near 49th and Walnut Streets on Tuesday morning, according to reports.

Plainclothes police officers pursued an unidentified male suspect after he allegedly robbed a deli at 52nd and Irving Streets at around 9 a.m. The man reportedly got into a black Chevy SUV near 52nd and Hazel Streets. During the pursuit, the suspect’s SUV collided with another car at 49th and Walnut Street.

After the collision, one of the officers approached the suspect’s car and identified himself, according to a report by NBC Philadelphia, and then shot the suspect once in the chest after he didn’t comply. The suspect reportedly made a motion toward his waistband.  Continue Reading

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85-year-old man found stabbed to death inside home on 5300 block of Addison Street

December 20, 2017

Police are investigating the murder of an 85-year-old man whose body was found with multiple stab wounds inside his home on the 5300 block of Addison Street on Tuesday afternoon. The victim was found at around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday by a family member, according to reports, and was identified as Willie Cooper.

The victim was a father, grandfather and great grandfather and was retired after working in the city’s sanitation department, according to reports.

No arrests have been made, and police did not release information about the suspects. The investigation continues.

 

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West Philly resident charged in murder of teen whose body was found in alley on S. 49th Street (updated)

November 30, 2017

UPDATED (7:12 p.m.): A 23-year-old West Philly resident has been charged in the murder of a teenager whose body was found in an alley on the 200 block of South 49th Street earlier this week.

Police say Cole Herring led them to the body of 15-year-old Sabriyah McLean on Tuesday morning. Herring’s parents convinced him to turn himself in to police after he told them about the alleged murder. McLean, who turned 15 in October, was from Delaware, and her parents had reported her missing, according to police.

Herring, who lives in an apartment building near where McLean’s body was found, reportedly met her online.  Continue Reading

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Woman’s body found near 49th and Spruce; suspect in custody (updated)

November 28, 2017

A woman’s body was found late Tuesday morning on the 200 block of S. 49th Street, according to police. A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder.

Police told 6ABC Action News that the suspect told his parents that he had killed the unidentified woman. He reportedly directed police to an alley where the body was found. The suspect, who is reportedly the victim’s boyfriend, lives in the apartment building near where the body was found. A police source said that the victim’s body was set on fire after she was killed.

The motive is currently unknown and the names of neither the victim nor the suspect have been released. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning.

 

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