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Suspects sought for crime spree in Philadelphia, suburbs

Police are searching for two armed robbers who have struck businesses in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.

They’re wanted for at least five crimes in the city alone.

Surveillance video captures them armed with guns, in some cases wearing masks, terrorizing employees at area convenience stores.

“They are using a semi-automatic handgun that is similar in all the robberies, so that is another reason we know these are all connected,” said Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives.

Detectives believe the robberies happened between September 24 and October 11. The criminals have targeted several convenience stores in Northeast Philadelphia and also several in Bucks and Delaware counties.

“Detectives, we communicate across the lines. You might have a road that divides us, but we all communicate. After looking at some of the video, we all reached out to each other and said ‘I think we have the same person, two persons doing these robberies,'” Rosenbaum

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Philadelphia teenager charged with murder, armed robberies

Philadelphia police say a teenager in the midst of a four-day rampage of shootings and robberies was responsible for the murder of another teen.

They have charged 17-year-old Ma-king Stewart with the March 26th murder of 17-year-old Tycheen Chandler at 59th and Larchwood.

Stewart of the 5100 block of Parkside Avenue has also been charged with 8 counts of Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act; 7 counts of Possessing an Instrument of Crime; 6 counts of Robbery, Theft-Unlawful Taking, Theft-Receiving Stolen Property, and related offenses.

Stewart has been charged as an adult.

All the robberies happened in the Market Street Corridor between 60th and 62nd streets.

The first incident occurred on March 17 around 1:15 a.m. on the 5900 block of Market Street. Police say a taxi driver got into an argument with four men over the price of the fare. One of the men

Read more at: http://6abc.com/news/philadelphia-teenager-charged-with-murder-armed-robberies/1839074/