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POSTED: Friday, July 27, 2012, 4:38 PM

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Three women — one of whom is 78-years-old — were sexually assaulted in Philadelphia within three hours between Thursday night and early Friday morning, police in the Special Victims Unit said.  

Around 10 p.m. a 43-year-old woman was groped as she walked eastbound on Green Street near 19th in Spring Garden, police said. The man ran away after he inappropriately touched the victim.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 11:38 PM

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A 20-year-old man died at Hahnemann University Hospital after being shot as he sat on a porch in East Frankford Thursday night, police said.

At around 10:29 p.m., the victim, identified Friday morning as Wali Patrick, was sitting on the porch of his house on Kinsey Street near Tackawanna when he was shot multiple times in his chest, police said.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 9:25 PM

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An unidentified man died after taking a shotgun blast to his face and shoulder while he sat inside a car on 47th Street between Parrish and Westminster in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia, police said.

Cops said the man was sitting inside a dark 1997 Nissan Maxima around 8:30 p.m. when he was shot. Medics pronounced the man dead on the scene at 8:55 p.m.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 7:02 PM

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The suspect in an attempted burglary was able to shimmy up the side of the 22nd Street Café in broad daylight to cut the cords to a surveillance camera on July 16 around 2 p.m.

The real obstacle, according to police, was getting the door open after he plopped back down to the sidewalk on 22nd Street near Wharton. Cops said he tried unsuccessfully to pry the door open once the cords were cut  and ran off.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 4:29 PM
The bank robbery suspect told a teller that he was carrying a bomb, FBI officials said. (FBI photo)

Police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed a First Niagara Bank branch in Somerton Thursday morning.

The man walked into the bank on Bustleton Avenue near Hendrix Street at 9:26 a.m. and slid a threatening demand note to a teller saying that he was carrying a bomb, FBI officials said.

The man was given an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene on foot. Surveillance cameras recorded the incident and the FBI released photos of the suspect Thursday afternoon.

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POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 4:01 PM

A 45-year-old man was in critical condition Thursday after he was shot several times overnight in West Philadelphia.

Police said the victim was shot several times throughout his chest, elbow and side just before 2 a.m. at 61st and Walnut streets. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.

A police spokeswoman said investigators were looking into the possibility that a domestic dispute led to the shooting, but no arrests have been made.

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 10:49 PM

A 28-year-old man was hospitalized after he was shot while driving his white, 2007 Mercedes Benz on 57th Street near Wyalusing Avenue in West Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon, police said.

About 12:40 p.m., a gunman fired at least eight shots at the victim, one of which wounded him in his left cheek, said Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division.

The victim sped away from the scene, Walker said. He headed to the 19th District, headquartered on 61st Street near Haverford Avenue, to report the incident.

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POSTED: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 10:07 PM

A 55-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday night after police say his son shot him twice during an argument.

Police were called to Hutchinson Street near Lehigh Avenue in Fairhill just after 9 p.m. and found the victim bleeding from two gunshot wounds to his abdomen. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital, where he was stabilized and remained late Wednesday night.

Police said the man's 30-year-old son shot him then fled the scene in a brown Mercury. Within an hour of the shooting, they located the Mercury unoccupied on Henry Avenue near Roberts, outside the Abbotsford Homes.

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