Police ID 2 shooting victims
Police have identified two men slain in unrelated cases this week as William Garnett, 28, of Sharon Hill, and Gerald Crittenton, 30, of Southwest Philadelphia.
Garnett, of Bartlett Avenue near Chester Pike, was shot multiple times in the head and body just before 1 a.m. Tuesday on Mario Lanza Boulevard near Crane Street, in Southwest Philadelphia.
Crittenton, of 55th Street near Chancellor, was shot in the head at Millick and Arch streets in West Philadelphia. Police reported no immediate arrests in either case. Tipsters may call homicide detectives at 215-686-3334 or -3335.
Help sought in shooting
Police are asking the public's help to identify a man who shot a security guard in the neck inside the Sunoco A-Plus gas station on Girard Avenue near 38th Street, West Philadelphia, at 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 15.
The guard, who was a customer, confronted an unruly man causing a disturbance. The man left the station, but returned with a gun and shot the guard, stole his cell phone and fled.
The guard was recovering at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania. The gunman, who fled in a green Chevy Venture minivan, is described as black, age 35 to 45, about 5 feet 10, 170 pounds, with a mustache. He was wearing a blue Polo hat, blue hooded jacket, blue jeans and white sneakers. Tipsters should call Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183 or -3184.
Bank robber nets $3,000
A heavyset man with a beard held up the PNC Bank at 862 Haddon Ave. in Collingswood, N.J., Wednesday afternoon. The man threatened to shoot a teller, but no gun was seen. He took about $3,000 in cash and fled. He was described as white, 6 feet tall and between 25 and 35 years old.
Tipsters should contact Sgt. William Townsend, of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, at 856-225-8400, or Collings-wood police at 856-854-0087.
Man robs Kennett bank
A man held up the 1N Bank on Old Forge Lane in Kennett Square, Chester County, about noon yesterday and fled with almost $4,000, police said. The robber is described as white, and was wearing a dark jacket with a black hooded sweatshirt and light-colored work gloves and carrying a handgun. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 215-418-4000.
- Staff and wire reports