Archive: December, 2011
Police are investigating a shooting in North Philadelphia that left a 23-year-old man dead Tuesday night in North Philadelphia.
Around 8:20 p.m. shots were fired on Seltzer Street near 27th, police said.
The victim was wounded in his head, chest and abdomen. He was taken to Temple University Hospital by medics and was pronounced dead at 8:48 p.m.
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Police are investigating a shooting that took place inside of a barber shop on Westmoreland Street near E Street in Kensington Tuesday afternoon.
Around 5:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot once in the lower right side of his back, said Officer Jillian Russell, a police spokeswoman.
A robbery suspect posed as a door-to-door salesman, then asked for a job at a local business before snatching a donation jar off the counter, jumping on a bike and pedaling away with it Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Lt. John Walker, of the Southwest Detective Division, gave this account:
A man walked into Twin Auto Body on 72nd Street near Elmwood Avenue in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia around 2:30 p.m., and asked the owner if he was interested in switching electric service.
Two brothers who stole and stripped over 80 cars from nearly every area of Philadelphia were arrested Tuesday morning following a roughly five-month police investigation, the Major Crimes Unit announced.
Alexander Ramos, 36, and his brother Eduardo, 30, each face 71 counts of auto theft, criminal mischief and conspiracy charges, among others, said Capt. Leonard Ditchkofsky, commanding officer of the Major Crimes Unit.
The men specifically targeted Hondas and stole them from nearly every neighborhood except Southwest Philadelphia, police said.
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A double shooting in North Philadelphia left two men hospitalized in stable condition Monday night.
A 22-year-old man was wounded once in his abdomen and once in his buttocks around 6:40 p.m. on 7th Street near Tioga, police said.
Philadelphia police and the FBI are searching for three brazen suspects who robbed an armored car employee outside of a city bank yesterday.
The suspects, one armed with a shotgun and the other with a semi-automatic pistol, approached the employee and demanded money outside the PNC bank on Tabor Road near Rising Sun Avenue around noon. Police said the robbers made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled in a maroon mid-2000 model, four-door sedan, possibly a Chevrolet Impala. The getaway car was driven by the third suspect, police said.
Suspect one is described as a black male in his mid 20s, standing 6 feet or taller with a thin build. He was wearing dark clothes, a mask, and was armed with a shotgun. Suspect two is also a black male in his 20s, standing between 5 –foot-8 and 5-foot-10. He was wearing jeans with a white belt, a Puma hooded sweatshirt and was armed with handgun. There is no description of the third suspect.
Homicide detectives were busy investigating the murders of two young men shot only 45 minutes apart in two different neighborhoods earlier tonight, police said.
About 8 p.m. a 23-year-old man was found shot several times on Hart Lane near Kensington Avenue, in Kensington. He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:38 p.m. Police haven't made any arrests and don't know of any suspects.
At 8:45 p.m., police found a man in his 30s who had been shot multiple times inside an SUV near Upsal Street near Rugby in the city's Stenton section. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:05 p.m. A suspect was being held for investigation of the killing.
Police were investigating a shooting in Mantua that left a man hospitalized Tuesday night.
The 22-year-old victim was shot by an unknown suspect near 38th and Olive streets just after 9:30 p.m., police said. He was twice in the right leg – once in the upper leg and once in the calf. He was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and listed in guarded condition.
Police said they were unsure what motivated the shooting, and that the investigation was ongoing late Tuesday night.