First, he took the for-sale sign from outside the Wissahickon house. Then, he took his victim's body and forever took her peace of mind inside the empty structure. And, as a final insult, he took his victim's belongings - leaving her bruised and alone.
All that is according to Philadelphia police, who charged 46-year-old Edward Kappe of Maris Street near Jannette in Roxborough, with rape, aggravated assault, theft, robbery, burglary and related offenses today for the Saturday morning assault.
Authorities said Kappe removed a for-sale sign at a home on Seville Street near Pechin and then lured a 32-year-old woman inside the residence at around 11:30 a.m. Once inside, he raped the woman at point of knife and then stole her cell phone and purse, which contained her wallet and car keys, according to police.
An off-duty police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound to his shoulder after he was attacked early this morning near his Overbrook Park home, according to police.
Ofc. Robert Penn, 46, was coming home from his shift when he got out of his car on Brentwood Road near Haverford Avenue around 12:09 a.m. and was approached by a man who mumbled something unclear and then shot Penn once in his right shoulder and ran down a nearby alley, said Philadelphia Police spokesman Lt. John Stanford.
The bullet exited through Penn's back and the officer was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was listed in stable condition, according to police.
Police have few clues in a violent shooting in Olney tonight.
Here's what is known: At about 10 p.m. tonight, police responding to a call of gunshots found a 28-year-old male lying next to a parked Toyota sedan on Sheldon Street near 3rd, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
The victim had been shot five times in the legs and groin area, apparently after getting out of the vehicle, which he had pulled up onto the sidewalk to let traffic pass.
Police have released the identity of the man shot to death outside a home in Germantown last night.
Kahlil Goldman, 24, of Alden Street near Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia, was shot five times on the quiet, residential stretch of Pulaski Avenue near Logan Street, police spokeswoman Officer Leeloni Palmiero said.
Goldman was struck in his chest, upper torso and neck, and was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital not long after the shooting, Chief Inspector Scott Small said at the scene.
A shooting on a quiet block in Germantown has left a man dead tonight, police said.
The incident happened just before 6 p.m. in front of a home on Pulaski Avenue near Logan Street, Chief Inspector Scott Small said.
A 24-year-old man, whom Small said was from Girard Avenue near 57th Street in West Philadelphia and was "no stranger to police," was shot five times in his chest, upper torso and neck.
The city is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in a string of violent robberies in Overbrook Park, police said.
Eight robberies have taken place in the area around the Cobbs Creek Golf Club, on Lansdowne Avenue near 75th Street, since Jan. 8, with the most recent taking place Monday, Capt. John Przepiorka of Southwest Detectives said.
In the incidents, a male suspect, whom police believe to between 20 and 27 years old, approaches women as they walk alone, usually in the early hours of the morning as they're on their way to work or out running errands.
Police have identified the Feltonville man killed last week about four blocks from his house.
LeBron Gray, 21, of Ornes Street near Rockland, was shot several times in the head and back Feb. 14, police spokeswoman Officer Tanya Little said today.
Gray was found between two parked cars on Rockland Street near D, Capt. George Fuchs said at the scene.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman whose body was found Thursday morning in car parked near 30th Street Station in University City.
Officers were called to the scene just before 10:30 a.m., according to preliminary information from police. There, they found the body of a 22-year-old woman in the front seat of a black Nissan Altima. She was pronounced dead there at 12:15 p.m., police said.
So far, investigators have not determined the woman's cause of death. A police spokeswoman said as of 1:30 p.m., the woman's identity had not yet been confirmed.