NEast Links: 7-Eleven robberies, PECO visits and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.

Northeast Detectives is asking for help in discovering the identity of a man who has been robbing 7-Eleven stores in the 15th Police District since December. The man has robbed eight store locations, with the latest being at the 7-Eleven at 6927 Torresdale Ave. in Tacony Monday.

The suspect has been described as a white male in his 20s, under 6 feet tall, with a thin to medium build. He can usually be seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, sweatpants and a black mask over his mouth and nose. He has been carrying a black handgun. All information on the suspect can be given to Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153.

Keep reading for an update on the trial of Mustafa Ali, a lawsuit concerning the rape of a woman by a former Tacony/Wissinoming resident, and more.

PECO crews were at the scene of an accident on Bustleton Avenue yesterday. The accident caused a utility pole and electrical wires to fall down. The 6200-block of Bustleton Avenue between Devereaux Avenue and McKinley street was closed until all repairs were made.

A New Jersey woman is suing the operator of the former Pure Nightclub (now Voyeur) for failure in running a safe establishment. In 2008, Afif Bakir, 39, formerly of Wissinoming, raped the woman inside a storage closet. He pleaded guilty to sexual assault, among other charges. Since October 2009, Bakir has been serving an 11-and-a-half-to-23-month sentence at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center in Northeast Philadelphia.

What was your favorite story of the week? Were you inconvenienced by the fallen utility pole on Bustleton Avenue? Have you been a witness to any of the 7-Eleven robberies?

Out best-read story this weekMissing woman found dead in Wissinoming

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