PhillyConfidential Archive: September, 2010

Bank robber arrested, man shot in separate incidents

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Police arrested a serial bank robber earlier this morning and in a separate incident were looking for the person responsible for shooting... Read more

'The old Elvis kind of thing:' Crowd shut down traffic, closed store

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More than 1,100 people who showed up to see Hip-Hop artist Trey Songz sign CDs at a Center City music store during rush hour yesterday blocked... Read more

Cops break up 'unruly' crowd in Center City

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A planned autograph session at a Center City record store was canceled by police earlier tonight after hundreds of rowdy kids crammed into... Read more

Man shot dead in W. Philly

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A 21-year-old man was fatally shot in front of a West Philadelphia takeout shop earlier today. Homicide Sgt. Tim Cooney said the victim, whose... Read more

Woman who gave baby to stranger arrested

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Police have arrested a woman who allegedly handed over her baby boy to a stranger on the streets of North Philadelphia this weekend and then... Read more

Crime roundup: body found, slay victim ID'd

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A badly decomposed body was found in Pennypack Park about 1:45 p.m. today, police said. The body, which appeared to be a man in his early 50s... Read more

Cops to offer vouchers for guns

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Tired of lugging around Grandpa's old Tommy Gun? Sick of staring at Cousin Earl's .45 in the dining room? Philadelphia police have the solution:... Read more

Murders, shootings up, but violent crime down?

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First, the good news: as of Tuesday, police statistics show, overall violent crime in the city has fallen five percent from a year ago. Now... Read more