Alleged repeat offender

By Amanda L. Snyder
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Rezekiel Harris

Photo by Philadelphia Police Department

An Upper Darby detective identified a West Philly man responsible for a Grays Ferry robbery as he was apprehended for previous robberies in Delaware County.

Upon seeing surveillance video on the news Feb. 22 of a heist at Hess, 3300 Grays Ferry Ave., an Upper Darby Police Department detective contacted police to identify Rezekiel Harris as the perpetrator, according to the Police Public Affairs Unit. Police arrested Harris March 13.

The 34-year-old of the 5500 block of Spruce Street allegedly loitered at a 30-year-old woman’s truck while she purchased a pack of gum at 11:12 p.m. Feb. 3, police said. When she returned, Harris is believed to have pointed a gun at her and tried to force her inside her car. When she fled, he allegedly grabbed her purse and ran through the parking lot.

Harris was charged with robbery, criminal attempted robbery of a motor vehicle, criminal attempted kidnapping for ransom, terroristic threats, firearm violations and related offenses. His bail was set at $1 million, according to court records.

Contact Managing Editor Amanda L. Snyder at or ext. 117.

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