Northeast Times

KFC workers dodge armed robber

Sur­veil­lance photo

An armed rob­ber burst in­to a North­east Phil­adelphia KFC last month hop­ing for a big score, but he for­got to ac­count for one par­tic­u­lar de­tail — the back door.

As a res­ult, res­taur­ant em­ploy­ees were able to es­cape the heist un­harmed, while the un­known gun­man was forced to flee empty handed.

The crime oc­curred at about 6:50 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 9201 Roosevelt Blvd., po­lice said. Sur­veil­lance cam­er­as filmed the masked crook as he entered the front doors of the busi­ness, ap­proached the cash­ier’s counter with gun drawn and de­man­ded money.

Mul­tiple em­ploy­ees bolted to­ward the kit­chen and through the back door, leav­ing the dumb­foun­ded gun­man alone in the res­taur­ant. He turned and fled through the front doors in an un­known dir­ec­tion.

Po­lice de­scribed the rob­ber as white, 6 feet 2 inches tall and about 200 pounds. He wore a black and white bandanna over the lower por­tion of his face, as well as a dark or gray hooded sweat­shirt and black pants. He car­ried a black hand­gun.

To view the video, vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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