Saturday, August 29, 2015

Police hunt for suspects in Hunting Park robberies

Suspects wanted in questioning for eight robberies over the last week

Police hunt for suspects in Hunting Park robberies

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Police released security photos of two suspects who tried to rob a Germantown Avenue dollar store last Thursday. Police suspect the men may be involved in seven other Hunting Park gunpoint robberies over the last week.

In the security footage from the dollar store, one of the suspects waves a revolver in the storeowner's face. The storeowner fights back, ripping the suspect's hoodie from his face. The men strike the storeowner twice with their guns before fleeing.

The suspects are also wanted for questioning in two robberies of a neighborhood cell phone shop and five street robberies, said CaptainFrank Vanore, commanding officer of the 25th police district.

The street robberies occurred between Sunday night and Monday afternoon in the area around Ninth and Erie.

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Mike Newall has been covering Philly crime, cops and mayhem since 2007, beginning with his work with the Philadelphia City Paper and Philadelphia Weekly.

He joined the Inquirer’s New Jersey Bureau in 2010, reporting extensively on violence in Camden, and has been back on the Philly crime beat since April, where he finds the people and the stories behind the daily crime blotter.

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