Serial robbers apprehended

Four men were arrested for allegedly committing 18 combined robberies in one month including a South of South Rite Aid.

By Amanda L. Snyder
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A North Philly quartet has allegedly robbed cell phone, food, shoe and convenience stores throughout North, Southwest and South Philly taking more than $10,500, sneakers and cigarettes.

Jackson Doggette
Jackson Doggette

A pair was caught after robbing a Southwest Philly Rite Aid Oct. 22 and police investigation led to the arrest of two others involved in the string of holdups that included robbing three businesses twice, according to the Police Public Affairs Unit.

Marvin Gibson

In South Philly, Jackson Doggette, 21, allegedly placed a black semi-automatic pistol on the counter at Rite Aid, 801 S. Broad St., while Marvin Gibson, 38, stood as lookout, according to police. The duo allegedly demanded cash from the register and the safe located behind the register and fled west on Christian Street with $2,230

Anwar Mitchell

The pair along with Anwar Mitchell, 19, and a 17-year-old male were charged with a varying number, but multiple counts of robbery and related charges.

Doggette was charged with 14 counts of robbery; 13 counts of possession of an instrument of crime, carrying a firearm in public and not having a license to carry a firearm; 12 counts of theft and receiving stolen property; 11 counts of conspiracy of robbery; 10 counts of simple assault; nine counts of recklessly endangering another person; two counts of unlawful restraint, terroristic threats and false imprisonment; and one count of criminal attempted theft, criminal attempted receiving stolen property, conspiracy of aggravated assault and aggravated assault.

Gibson was charged with 11 counts of robbery, possession of an instrument of crime, carrying a firearm in public and not having a license to carry a firearm; 10 counts of conspiracy of robbery, theft and receiving stolen property; nine counts of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person; and one count of criminal attempted theft, conspiracy of aggravated assault and aggravated assault.

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

Also in this week's Police Report:
Suspect wanted
iPhone snatch
Evidence of trouble
Devices stolen
i of the crime
Jewel heist

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1. Anonymous said... on Nov 3, 2011 at 08:57AM

“Just a few of the scum that are ruining a once great city.”

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2. Anonymous said... on Nov 3, 2011 at 09:00AM

“lmao(laughing my a** off) at #1”

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3. Anonymous said... on Nov 3, 2011 at 04:01PM

“#1 That's funny

At least these 3 homosexual savage will be tossing the salad(that's a urban slang) at each other in prison.”

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4. Anonymous said... on Nov 5, 2011 at 06:39AM

“I once heard a story of a group of men that stole 750 BILLION DOLLARS
and they too blamed it on the economy. Remember this these guys are
no different from the thieves on WALL STREET. They are not SCUM, BASTARDS, or even HOMOSEXUAL SAVAGES. They are men just like
those men on Wall Street, at ENRON, and all the other places where
men steal other peoples money. Also the likelihood of them tossing each
others salad in prison is unlikely due to the fact that they cannot have
contact with each other (and by the way I have not been to prison and
I still have an understand the LAW for holding prisoners involved in the
same crimes and their confinement process). Oh and by the way they
are not the ones that are ruining this once great city. Once incarcerated
the City will continue to operate in the same manner. Think before you
offer your idiotic comments PLEEEEEASSSE!!!!!!”

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5. Anonymous said... on Nov 6, 2011 at 09:12AM

“Praying desperately, earnestly for these young men.”

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6. marvina gibson said... on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:55AM

“first of all one is my boyfriend and one is my father they are not criminals or homosexual people have to understand that we all go through hard times my bf was trying to get to college but couldnt pay his way through what young man that you know so desperate to get to college these days that they take a risk to get there and my father is a nice man never try to harm no one and they are very strong men and they will be o.k in there thanks alot to anonymous said for defending them and no im not scared to tell me name and say i know them because i know who they are and they are nothing what yall think.... i love you daddy and babe stay strong and ignore these ignorant a** people.......”

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7. Anonymous said... on Nov 11, 2011 at 12:41PM

I know what the bad economy can make some people to commit crimes. I'm am referring those ignorant people that commit murder in our city that don't even cared what they do to innocent people.”

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8. Millionz said... on Nov 13, 2011 at 03:00PM

“Damn how the hell you get up in that s*** Marv? Dog, keep your head up. If it was that hard out here you could have hit me up....”

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9. george said... on Nov 23, 2011 at 02:57PM

“the guys at enron did steal, but at least they had maids to clean their homes, they donated money, they drove nice cars and made the neighboorhood a great place with all the spending... they didt walk around trheating people with guns....look at these guys what do they do or have thats nice.? theres a huge difference..... these africian american guys have to stop it, they need to reverse this insane needs to stop they needs fathers, that what they need and a good stable family life........”

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10. Anonymous said... on Nov 26, 2011 at 11:27PM

“My heart goes out to the parents and grandparents of Doggette - whom I know very well. Could these kids have been influenced by the older guy. Their lives are ruined by their stupidity and the parents' hearts are broken. I am praying for them.”

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11. Someone who is praying for the Doggette family! said... on Nov 28, 2011 at 08:33PM

“I agree with #13. I, too, know the Doggette family, and I want them to know that my heart is bleeding for them. As parents, we do the best that we can to protect our children....but despite that, we cannot control all of their decisions. I am praying for the Doggette family - I am not judging them, and nor should anyone else. We are all striving to make it to the kingdom....and no one has the final say but our Lord, Jesus Christ.... Be strong, families....we are praying for you and your strength....If we ever needed the Lord before....we sure do need Him now.... We all have our burdens to are not alone..... Prayer changes things! We are ALL sinners, saved by grace.....”

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12. sda said... on Dec 1, 2011 at 06:09PM

“these seventhday adventist kids think just because they are the so called remnant church of God they can do what they want . well the bible say you should not steal”

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13. factual said... on Dec 1, 2011 at 06:12PM

“wow first domestic violence and then robbery this family is really disfuctional”

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14. Anonymous said... on Dec 22, 2011 at 11:38AM

“To #16 - Pastor James Doggette was cleared of all accusations. Do you really think what you have said is pleasing to God? The Bible also says, Judge not! The only one who has the right to judge is God b/c He knows all hearts. Be careful! You have a soul to save too! "By your words you will be justified or by your words you will be condemned. It's your choice!”

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15. Anonymous said... on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:33PM

“the pastors wife is cleared of all accusations in heaven. Its not just about your pastor. sister doggette suffered from neglect for many year now God is upholding her. God got your back sis”

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16. shell from cleveland said... on Jan 20, 2012 at 10:10PM

“let he/she who is without sin cast the first stone.... we are all equal at the foot of the cross. instead of crucifying these young men we should be lifting them and all who are/were affected up in sincere prayer. Remember the thief on the cross? he ask Jesus to remember him when He entered His kingdom and Christ told him that he would be with him that day. question: did the thief have to die before he makes it to heaven? These guys will no doubt have to pay a price for breaking the law but if they repent before God they will be forgiven just like the thief on the cross!”

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17. Anonymous said... on Aug 11, 2012 at 06:54PM

“Have mercy people pastors kids are as humen as other kids and
ur kids give them room to be. What happen to this guy that he went a differnt way from what the bible says ?Befor you point the finger lets check the skeleton in our closet. God hates the sin but loves the sinner. God loves this young man.”

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18. Anonymous said... on Jan 9, 2013 at 02:10PM

“my prayer will be with the doggette family and all the other families who are affected by satan's plan....we have to pray for each other so that we all can overcome the devil when we are tempted.”


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