Northeast Times

Masked men rob Wissinoming store

In­vest­ig­at­ors are study­ing a re­cent string of 7-El­ev­en rob­ber­ies.

Sur­veil­lance im­age of the rob­bery at 5231 Har­bison Ave.

Phil­adelphia po­lice are search­ing for two masked men who robbed a Wissi­nom­ing 7-El­ev­en store on May 27.

In­vest­ig­at­ors have not linked the heist at 5231 Har­bison Ave. to two oth­er re­cent and sim­il­ar 7-El­ev­en rob­ber­ies in the North­east. In this case, two men entered the store at 3:14 a.m. One of them had a gun and de­man­ded money from a clerk. He then stood as a lookout while the second rob­ber, who car­ried a black bag, went be­hind the counter and grabbed an un­dis­closed amount of cash and ci­gar­ettes. The rob­bers fled on foot to­ward Betts Street. No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted.

Both rob­bers are black or His­pan­ic men, 25 to 30 years old and about 5 feet 8 inches tall. The gun­man wore a black mask over his face, a black hooded jack­et, gloves and dark pants. The bag­man wore a white mask over his face, a blue hat, a black jack­et, gloves and dark pants.

To view sur­veil­lance video of the heist, vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com. To re­port in­form­a­tion about the case, call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP. 

Au­thor­it­ies are also try­ing to identi­fy at least four men con­nec­ted with six oth­er armed rob­ber­ies at busi­nesses throughout the city, in­clud­ing two in the North­east. Two among the group of rob­bers knocked off the 7-El­ev­en at 9901 Frank­ford Ave. on May 18. Then on May 24, one of the same men robbed the 7-El­ev­en at 7901 Frank­ford Ave. No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted in either case. •• 

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