Police have suspect in custody for 7-Eleven robbery

Phil­adelphia po­lice on Monday an­nounced last month’s ar­rest of a North Phil­adelphia man in con­nec­tion with the armed rob­bery of a May­fair 7-El­ev­en on May 7.

The ar­rest oc­curred Aug. 19 at 10 p.m. on the 5600 block of Chew Ave. when Maurice Hick­aday, 22, sur­rendered to po­lice.

Hick­aday lives on the 2800 block of N. 27th St. and is charged with rob­bery, as­sault, weapons vi­ol­a­tions and re­lated of­fenses.

Po­lice have not re­leased de­tails of the crime.

Hick­aday is be­ing held at the city’s Cur­ran-From­hold Cor­rec­tion­al Fa­cil­ity in lieu of $75,000 bail and is sched­uled for a Sept. 6 court hear­ing.

Hick­aday is not sus­pec­ted in a string of un­solved 7-El­ev­en rob­ber­ies that plagued the North­east and neigh­bor­ing Ben­s­alem Town­ship from Oc­to­ber 2009 to Decem­ber 2010.

The uniden­ti­fied sus­pect in that case is de­scribed as white, in his 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and with a me­di­um build. ••

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