A young woman told police a man jumped out of a vacant house in West Philadelphia, dragged her back behind it and then raped and robbed her Sunday night.
The alleged attack occurred at 9:50 p.m. on Girard Avenue near 39th Street, police said.
The 22-year-old victim told police a stranger with a gun forced her behind a vacant home, physically and sexually assaulted her and then stole her cell phone.
Police are asking the public's help to identify a woman and the man who appeared to have kidnapped her yesterday in Spring Garden.
A 26-year-old woman told police she heard a woman screaming for help as a man forcibly dragged her into his car at about 4:15 p.m. on Green Street near 19th. Investigators found surveillance video that captured the incident. On the video, a man parks a black Chrysler Coupe at the curb and accosts a heavyset woman walking past him on the sidewalk. The woman walks away from him, but he chases her down and hauls her to the car, where he shoves her into the back seat before driving away east on Green Street. A passerby does not intervene.
The woman is described as black with a medium complexion, wearing a grey sweatshirt and black pants. Her abductor is described as black, bald, wearing a dark-colored jacket. He drove a black Chrysler CP with a possible partial Pennsylvania tag “JFM.”
Police are hunting for the burglar who broke into a West Philadelphia charter school last month and stole a safe containing $17,000.
The burglary happened Nov. 27 at the West Philadelphia Achievement Charter School on Callowhill Street near 67th, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. The burglar took the safe from the school office.
No one answered the phone at the elementary school today - a snow day for area schools.
Police have arrested a Overbrook man for fatally shooting a young special-needs man to steal his pricey Dr. Dre headphones.
Arkel Garcia, 19, of Lebanon Avenue near 54th Street, was charged yesterday with murder, robbery and related offenses for the Nov. 30 slaying of Christian Massey, 21, a Marple Newtown High School graduate friends described as a "gentle giant."
Garcia allegedly gunned Massey down just four blocks from Garcia's home, as Massey left a friend's home on Lebanon Avenue near 58th, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman. The suspect shot Massey in the chest during a struggle over Massey's iPhone and headphones, police said. Massey was laid to rest last night.
A 69-year-old woman was found fatally stabbed in her apartment last night, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
The victim’s roommate, an unidentified male, came home about 9 p.m. and discovered her body lying in their blood-covered kitchen in the apartment, located at Wayne Avenue near School House Lane.
Medics pronounced her dead at the scene. She had stab wounds to her neck and chest, where the knife apparently used in the killing was still embedded, Small said.
Two men have been arrested in connection to an assault and robbery in Center City last month, police said today.
Matthew Morris, 27, and Miguel Maldonado, 32, have been charged with robbery and related offenses for an incident Nov. 10 in which the two allegedly attacked a 36-year-old man at Camac Street near Walnut, police said.
The suspects were identified after surveillance footage from the scene recorded one of them punching the victim from behind, knocking him down.
A man was shot in the lower back amid a flurry of bullets tonight, according to police.
The victim, 27, was shot about 7 p.m. at Bucknell Street near Federal, according to Chief Inspector Scott Small.
He was taken by private vehicle to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he remains in critical but stable condition.
Police have identified the man found inside a burning vehicle in Olney early Sunday morning.
Juan Caraballo, 60, was discovered by firefighters responding to a report of a car fire on Marshall Street near Roosevelt Boulevard, police said. Carraballo's body was found in the passenger seat of a 1988 Toyota 4Runner at the location, according to reports.
Medics on the scene pronounced him dead at 3:39 a.m. A later analysis ruled blunt-force trauma to the head and a stab wound as the cause of death.