Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Friday crime roundup

Gather 'round, kids -- it's time for the daily crime roundup!

Friday crime roundup


Gather 'round, kids -- it's time for the daily crime roundup!

*A 39-year-old man was found riddled with bullets in Strawberry mansion early today. Police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said cops were called to Diamond Street near 31st at about 3:35 a.m. for a report of a shooting. The officers found David Eugene “McQueen” Cohen laying on Diamond Street with numerous gunshot wounds to his head and torso. Cohen, of Hilton Street near 19th, died at Temple University Hospital about a half-hour later. Vanore said police had no suspects or motives. Tipsters can call 215-686-3334 or -3335.

*A car crash in North Philly this morning left a motorist dead and his passenger critically injured. Witnesses told cops that a gray Cadillac slammed into a wall at Broad and Huntingdon streets at 12:46 a.m., police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore said.
The 40-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene. His  female passenger was admitted to Temple University Hospital in critical condition with massive head trauma and injuries to her chest and abdomen, Vanore said.

*Police earlier today released video from surveillance cameras showing two robberies early Thursday.
In the first robbery, about 12 a.m., a man riding a silver bicycle targeted a 24-year-old Temple University student walking on Girard Avenue near 13th Street. The man shot the student in the stomach before taking off with the student’s iPhone. The student remained hospitalized yesterday in stable condition. Police described the suspect as a thin black male in his late teens or early 20s, with long sideburns.
In the other videotaped robbery, two young Asian males with handguns, wearing dark T-shirts, black baseball caps and black Converse sneakers, entered a 7-Eleven on 10th Street near Snyder Avenue just after 3 a.m. and demanded money. One of the men fired a bullet above the store clerk’s head, but the clerk was unharmed. The robbers got away with a substantial amount of Lottery money, police said.

*SEPTA will stage a trolley crash on its Green Line tomorrow to test its emergency-response capabilities. A mock crash involving a trolley, a work car and 30 “victims” will take place at 9 a.m. at the Green Line Tunnel entrance near 36th and Market streets.


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