Man arrested in mobile phone store heists

Two 2nd Po­lice Dis­trict of­ficers cap­tured a masked gun­man who al­legedly robbed two mo­bile tele­phone stores in the North­east on Nov. 14.

The patrol of­ficers spot­ted Ter­rell Richard­son, 31, of the 5800 block of Race St. in West Phil­adelphia, as he ex­ited the Metro PCS on the 6800 block of Bustleton Ave. at about 7:20 p.m., po­lice said. Mo­ments earli­er, Richard­son al­legedly had entered the store wear­ing a black ski mask, pulled a gun on a clerk and grabbed an un­dis­closed amount of cash from the re­gister.

The of­ficers stopped Richard­son on the 2000 block of Glen­view St. and ar­res­ted him.

About 20 minutes earli­er, a man fit­ting Richard­son’s de­scrip­tion had com­mit­ted a sim­il­ar gun­point heist at the Metro PCS on the 6400 block of Frank­ford Ave. in May­fair and made off with about $150 cash.

Richard­son was charged in both crimes.

No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted in either rob­bery. ••

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