Northeast Times

Tip prompts arrest in armed robbery

A broad­cast of sur­veil­lance video of an armed rob­bery has led to the ar­rest of a Frank­ford man, po­lice said.

On Sept. 4, at 6:40 p.m., a four-door Honda Civic oc­cu­pied by three men was stopped on the 1200 block of Har­ris­on St. Two of the men ex­ited the car and entered a con­veni­ence store on the 1300 block of Fill­more St. One of the men was armed with a gun. 

Once in­side the store, the armed man went to the counter and de­man­ded money while the oth­er re­mained in the rear of the store. After ob­tain­ing an un­dis­closed amount of cash and ci­gar­ettes, the rob­bers fled in the vehicle driv­en by the third man, and headed to­ward Har­ris­on Street.

On Sept. 14, a sur­veil­lance video was re­leased to the news me­dia and was aired on loc­al sta­tions. A day later, an an­onym­ous phone tip was re­ceived identi­fy­ing Zachary Greene, 26, as a sus­pect in the rob­bery.

Greene, of the 4900 block of Saul St., was ar­res­ted Oct. 19.  He is charged with rob­bery, weapons and re­lated of­fenses. He re­mains in cus­tody at the Phil­adelphia De­ten­tion Cen­ter on State Road in lieu of $75,000 bail. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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