Lawncrest residents concerned about crime

Philadelphia Neighborhood correspondent Shaun Gallagher attended Tuesday’s Lawncrest Community Association on NEast Philly’s behalf, where residents were still on edge following the shooting death of William Glatz.Mark Mroz, community relations officer for the 2nd District, acknowledges that police did their job. The second suspect in the Glatz murder has been arrested.

“The shooting could have been prevented if someone at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility would not have let the robber, Kevin Turner, escape,” says Mroz.

It is now known to police that the suspects were casing the jewelry store for three days before the robbery occurred. John Perillo, a resident of the community, brought up the fact that police were not notified of the escape and questioned why.

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