Suspect in CVS robbery taken into custody by cops


Phil­adelphia po­lice last Thursday an­nounced the ar­rest of a Holmes­burg man for the rob­bery of a Frank­ford CVS store.

Jay Rossitti, 38, of the 4600 block of Dec­atur St., is charged with rob­bery, theft, as­sault, reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and re­lated of­fenses. He is sched­uled for a Ju­ly 5 pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing and re­mains in jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

On March 19, po­lice said, Rossitti entered the CVS at 4035 Tor­res­dale Ave. at 6:28 p.m., ap­proached a cash­ier and ges­tured as if he had a weapon un­der his hooded sweat­shirt. He al­legedly de­man­ded money from the cash re­gister, ob­tained $80 and fled. No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted.

The iden­tity of the rob­ber was un­known at the time. On March 26, North­east De­tect­ives re­leased sur­veil­lance video of the crime to the pub­lic. Sev­en days later, a tip­ster called de­tect­ives to identi­fy the sus­pect in the video as Rossitti.

Po­lice found Rossitti on April 26 at an un­dis­closed loc­a­tion and ar­res­ted him without in­cid­ent. ••


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