Tip leads to arrest of suspect in six Northwest Philadelphia robberies

Philadelphia Police announced Monday that an Olney man wanted in connection with six armed robberies in or near Northwest Philadelphia has turned himself in.

In a press release, police stated that media attention and a tip from the public contributed to the arrest of Maurice Connelly, 28, of the 5900 block of 21st St., who surrendered on Friday.

He was charged in connection with six robberies that occurred between May 31 and Aug. 27. The businesses included two Game Stop locations, three Mobile Trac USA stores and a shoe store. The latter robbery was captured by surveillance cameras.

“This investigation is ongoing to identify any additional robberies that this defendant may have committed,” the police press release read.

Connelly was charged in connection with the following robberies:

• May 31, June 16 and June 22, Mobile Trac USA (2643 Germantown Ave.)

• June 24, Game Stop (5301 Chew Ave.)

• June 25, Game Stop (2900 N. Broad St.)

• Aug. 27, Parks Shoe Center (2732 Germantown Ave.)

Scheduled for a Sept 25 hearing, Connelly is currently being held on $50,000 (10 percent) bail on a slew of charges related to the robberies.

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