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Police seek 7-Eleven robbery suspect

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A man’s vis­it to a May­fair con­veni­ence store be­came a fright­ful en­counter with a knife-wield­ing thug early last Thursday as video cam­er­as filmed the epis­ode.

Now, Phil­adelphia po­lice seek help in identi­fy­ing the rob­ber and his sus­pec­ted ac­com­plice.

The vic­tim parked his minivan along­side the 7-El­ev­en at 2900 Cottman Ave. and entered the store shortly after 2:30 a.m. With­in a few seconds, a car oc­cu­pied by at least two men pulled up be­side the vic­tim’s van.

A pas­sen­ger ex­ited the car, ap­proached the van, opened its door and leaned in­side in an ap­par­ent search for something. Mo­ments later, the vic­tim emerged from the store and re­turned to his vehicle, only for the lead as­sail­ant to corner him and point a knife to his throat, po­lice said.

The vic­tim dropped some un­spe­cified items to the ground that the armed rob­ber re­trieved be­fore re­turn­ing to his wait­ing car and flee­ing south on Brous Av­en­ue.

In-store cam­er­as filmed the rob­ber along with his sus­pec­ted ac­com­plice just be­fore the crime.

The man with the knife was de­scribed as white, 25 or 26 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 pounds and clean-shaven. He wore a gray T-shirt with “MOORES IN­LET” prin­ted on the front, gray sneak­ers, jeans and a black base­ball cap. He car­ried a sil­ver knife.

The second man was de­scribed as white, 25 or 26 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 160 pounds, with dark brown hair, a slight beard, a blue T-shirt, blue jeans, a white belt and blue sneak­ers.

Their car was a red or bur­gundy sedan, small or me­di­um in size, with a Pennsylvania tag of HSS-7257.

The sur­veil­lance video may be viewed at philly­po­lice.com or the Philly Po­lice You­Tube chan­nel. Call 215-686-TIPS to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. Call 911 if you see the sus­pect. ••

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