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PhillyConfidential Archive: January, 2009
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No stranger to the law, he's shot by a cop
Sat, Jan 31, 2009, 12:08 AM
A man who was shot by a police officer in West Philadelphia Thursday was armed with a loaded .45-caliber pistol and a lifetime of criminal experience...
FBI: Bank robberies on the rise
Sat, Jan 31, 2009, 12:02 AM
Could the tattered economy really be causing people to turn to robbing bans? Maybe. Maybe not. But what I learned from the FBI earlier this...
Man hospitalized after Police-involved shooting
Thu, Jan 29, 2009, 10:16 PM
A suspect is being treated for a gunshot wound to the leg after being shot by a police officer last night in West Philly, police said. About...
Serial ATM bandit makes easy bail
Wed, Jan 28, 2009, 8:41 PM
Detectives kept plenty busy last year investigating a crook who broke into neighborhood stores in North Philly, South Philly and Germantown...
More Marvin: shooting victim Dixon due in court
Wed, Jan 28, 2009, 12:09 AM
Another chapter will be added today to the maddening urban whodunit tale, “Who shot Dwight Dixon?” Dixon, who contends he was shot...
Have you seen this cell phone store robber?
Tue, Jan 27, 2009, 11:44 PM
Police earlier tonight released a surveillance image of a gun-toting man who robbed a North Philly Metro PCS shop with an accomplice on Jan...
Cop and kid hospitalized in separate shootings
Tue, Jan 27, 2009, 11:16 PM
A Philadelphia police officer was hospitalized with a hip injury last night after a driver trying to flee other cops pinned him against...
Cops hunting for Frankford gunman
Tue, Jan 27, 2009, 3:28 PM
Police issued an arrest warrant today for Troy Townshend, 26, in connection with a daytime shooting in Northeast Philadelphia last Friday....