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Bandit robs CVS store

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Phil­adelphia po­lice on Tues­day re­leased sur­veil­lance video in hope of identi­fy­ing the armed ban­dit who robbed a CVS Phar­macy in Burholme on Aug. 6.

No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted in the gun­point heist at 7350 Ox­ford Ave. in which an un­spe­cified amount of pre­scrip­tion drugs were stolen.

Ac­cord­ing to in­vest­ig­at­ors, the sus­pect entered the store at 9:40 p.m., climbed over the phar­macy counter in the rear, poin­ted a hand­gun at a clerk and de­man­ded ac­cess to the safe. The em­ploy­ee com­plied with his de­mands. The rob­ber fled the store in an un­known dir­ec­tion.

The ban­dit was de­scribed as white, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, with a husky build. He has brown or “green­ish” eyes and wore a black base­ball hat with let­ter­ing on the front and a light-colored brim, a red bandana cov­er­ing his face, a black long-sleeve Eagles shirt, dark gloves and light blue jeans. He car­ried a black hand­gun.

To view the sur­veil­lance video, vis­it philly­po­lice.com/news or the Phil­adelphia Po­lice You­Tube.com chan­nel, To sub­mit a tip, call 215-686-TIPS or text “PPD TIP” (773847). ••

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