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News Brief: Man robbed at gunpoint at 41st, Chestnut

(03/14/07 9:00am)

A male complainant unaffiliated with the University was robbed at gunpoint near 41st and Chestnut streets Friday, Philadelphia and Penn Police officials said. The complainant, 28, reported that, as he waited for his car to dry at the High Tech Car Wash at 4131 Chestnut St. at about 5:20 p.m., a male entered the vehicle. The complainant reported that, when he approached the vehicle, the male displayed a handgun and fled east on Chestnut Street in the vehicle. Penn Police officers arrested Saleem Lucas, 20, of the 6100 block of Osage Avenue, in connection with the incident after he was identified walking in the area of Convention Avenue and South Street. He faces charges of robbery with intent to inflict serious bodily injury, robbery of a motor vehicle and other related offenses. Philadelphia Police Sgt. Charles Layton said Lucas has not been connected to any other crimes. The complainant's vehicle was later recovered in a University parking lot. The incident is the fourth robbery in Penn's patrol zone since Feb. 10.

Law Student Shooting: Graduate student held in jail for attack

(02/05/07 10:00am)

The second-year Penn Law student who allegedly fired nearly 15 shots into his neighbors' apartment door last Wednesday was arraigned and held without bail Friday on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation, burglary and other related offenses, Lt. John Walker of the Philadelphia Police Department said.