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POSTED: Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:45 PM

Two 20-year-old Delaware County men were arrested in connection with an armed robbery at SEPTA train platform on 63rd and Market streets on Aug. 25.

Melvin Peay, of Sharon Hill, and Jerome Jordan, of Aston, are facing numerous charges for brandishing a gun and taking a woman’s iPhone and MacBook while she waited for an El train around 8:25 p.m., police announced Friday.

Two SEPTA police officers were patrolling the area of Market Street near 56th on Sept. 7 when they saw a man enter the platform area without paying his fare.

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POSTED: Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:24 PM

The video below is footage of two men who are wanted in connection with an assault and robbery on Park Avenue near Dauphin Street in the Hartranft section of North Philadelphia on Aug. 29.

The robbers pushed a woman to the ground, assaulted her then stole her purse just after 2 a.m., police said.

Tipsters are asked to call the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093, the tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text information to PPDTIP (773847).


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POSTED: Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:17 PM

The video below is footage of an armed robbery of a convenience store in Northwood on Fillmore Street near Horrocks on Sept. 4.

The suspects stole an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes around 6:40 p.m., police said.

Tipsters are asked to call the Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153, the tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text information to PPDTIP (773847).


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POSTED: Friday, September 14, 2012, 8:00 PM

Two teens are in stable condition after being shot on 9th Street near Somerset in Fairhill Friday afternoon, police said.

Shots were fired around 3:50 p.m., wounding a 19-year-old man in his right calf, right buttocks and right thigh. A 17-year-old boy was also wounded in his left knee, police said.

Both were taken by private vehicles to Temple University Hospital and were listed in stable condition Friday night.

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POSTED: Friday, September 14, 2012, 4:32 PM

Police identified the 16-year-old boy who was fatally shot at Nicetown Park Thursday night as Darius Person, of Rowan Street near Germantown Avenue.

The teen was sitting on a bench at the park on St. Paul Street near Germantown Avenue when he was gunned down, police said. Person - who was about three blocks from his home at the time of the shooting - was wounded once in his chest from point blank range just before 9 p.m. He later died at Temple University Hospital.

About six people were at the park at the time of the shooting, police said, and two witnesses were taken to the Homicide Unit for questioning. Officials did not disclose the shooter’s motive Friday afternoon.

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POSTED: Friday, September 14, 2012, 12:47 AM

Two men, ages 18 and 20, were hospitalized after being shot in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia Thursday night, police said.

Shots were fired around 11:40 p.m. on Melon Street near 38th, leaving a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his right hip and an 18-year-old man wounded in both hips and his groin, police said.

Cops took the older of the two victims to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The man would not provide police with information on who shot him or why, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. The younger victim later arrived at Presbyterian Hospital and was transferred to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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POSTED: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 10:31 PM
A 16-year-old boy was shot in his chest from point blank range as he sat on a park bench in Nicetown and later died. (Phillip Lucas/Daily News staff)

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A teenage boy was shot and later died in yet another instance of gun violence at a city park Thursday night, police said.

A 16-year-old boy was shot once in his chest at Nicetown Park on Germantown Avenue near Saint Paul Street just before 9 p.m. Cops said the teen was sitting on a park bench when he was shot from point blank range.

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POSTED: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 6:24 PM

One of three men police say were involved in a confrontation at a North Philadelphia gas station Tuesday night that led to a SWAT officer being struck in the bulletproof vest by friendly fire has been charged in the incident, according to court documents.

Gene Autry, 20, is facing three charges related to illegally possessing a firearm. He was arraigned Thursday morning and is being held at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on $500,000 bail, according to court documents. He’s scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing Sept. 28.

The shooting ensued around 10 p.m. Tuesday night after police say a woman flagged down two SWAT officers on Poplar Street just east of Broad and told them that three men in a white Chevy Impala had pointed a gun at her. The officers spotted men and a car matching the description she gave at a BP gas station at Broad and Parrish streets and requested that two men in the car show their hands.

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