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Off-duty cop nabs alleged robber

An off-duty Philly cop captured a robber seconds after the man held up a Northeast Philadelphia animal hospital last Thursday.

Off-duty cop nabs alleged robber

An off-duty Philly cop captured a robber seconds after the man held up a Northeast Philadelphia animal hospital last Thursday. Police officials said Lt. Andrew Napoli was with his dog at the Radball Animal Hospital, on Bustleton Avenue near Tomlinson Road, at about 6:15 p.m. when he heard an employee yell, "Help, we are being robbed!"

Napoli, who's assigned to the Marine Unit, confronted the crook and knocked him to the ground. Other officers arrived and arrested David Minarczyk, 46. Police officials said Minarczyk, of Philmont Avenue in the Northeast,  also robbed a CVS on Bustleton Avenue near Southampton Road three times -- on April 25, April 29 and May 20 --  and threatened employees with a razorblade. Minarczyk was charged with four counts of robbery, aggravated assault, possessing an instrument of crime and related offenses.

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