PhillyConfidential Archive: January, 2009

No stranger to the law, he's shot by a cop

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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... Read more

FBI: Bank robberies on the rise

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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... Read more

Man hospitalized after Police-involved shooting

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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... Read more

Serial ATM bandit makes easy bail

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Detectives kept plenty busy last year investigating a crook who broke into neighborhood stores in North Philly, South Philly and Germantown... Read more

More Marvin: shooting victim Dixon due in court

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Another chapter will be added today to the maddening urban whodunit tale, “Who shot Dwight Dixon?” Dixon, who contends he was shot... Read more

Have you seen this cell phone store robber?

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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... Read more

Cop and kid hospitalized in separate shootings

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A Philadelphia police officer was hospitalized with a hip injury last night after a driver trying to flee other cops pinned him against... Read more

Cops hunting for Frankford gunman

Police issued an arrest warrant today for Troy Townshend, 26, in connection with a daytime shooting in Northeast Philadelphia last Friday.... Read more