Gunman uses restroom, then robs bar

Sur­veil­lance photo of the sus­pect.

A rob­ber used a gun and a knife to hold up a Castor Gar­dens bar on Aug. 27, but not be­fore he made a pit stop in the busi­ness’ re­stroom, Phil­adelphia po­lice said.

The un­known man showed up at the Castor Bar, 6641 Castor Ave., at 7:12 a.m., as a bar­maid opened the tap­room for the day. The man ini­tially bran­dished a hand­gun, but did not de­mand money. In­stead, he asked to use the re­stroom. The em­ploy­ee ob­liged the re­quest.

When the man re­turned to the bar area, he pulled out a knife and de­man­ded cash. He pushed the bar­maid out of the way and grabbed the con­tents of the re­gister. Po­lice did not dis­close the amount taken. The rob­ber was last seen flee­ing north on Castor Av­en­ue, then east on Un­ruh Street. He was de­scribed as white, about 30 years old, with red hair in a crew cut style. He wore a gray pullover hood­ie, blue jeans and white sneak­ers.

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