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Robbers grab $10K from Target

Sur­veil­lance photo

Three rob­bers made off with about $10,000, maybe more, from a Somer­ton Tar­get store after am­bush­ing em­ploy­ees in­side the busi­ness minutes after clos­ing time on Sat­urday night.

The crooks entered the store, at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., dur­ing busi­ness hours and ducked in­to a bath­room un­til work­ers had locked the doors at 10 p.m. That’s when the ban­dits re­turned to the sales floor, and one of them poin­ted a gun at em­ploy­ees while de­mand­ing the key to the safe, po­lice said.

When the clerks in­formed the rob­bers that they couldn’t open the safe, one of the crooks emp­tied con­tents of the cash re­gisters in­to a bag car­ried by one of his co­horts. Mean­while, the third crook kept em­ploy­ees un­der the gun.

While the re­gisters had logged at least $30,000 in sales, per­haps more, only about $10,000 was in cash, a po­lice source said. The rest was in cred­it card re­ceipts. The store was to con­duct an audit to de­term­ine the ac­tu­al amount of the loss. The rob­bers fled on foot to­ward the Hal­de­man Man­or Apart­ments on the 10000 block of Hal­de­man Ave.

One rob­ber was de­scribed as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a dark com­plex­ion. He wore glasses, a black hood­ie bear­ing the slo­gan “Make the dream real,” gray pants and green sneak­ers. He had a sil­ver hand­gun.

A second was de­scribed as black with a light com­plex­ion. He wore a gray hood­ie, dark pants, a fake beard and gray Nike Air­Max sneak­ers. He car­ried a dark back­pack. He changed from the gray sweat­shirt to a red one dur­ing the rob­bery.

The third rob­ber was de­scribed as black with a dark com­plex­ion. He wore a dark hat, gray hood­ie with white and red print­ing, along with gray pants. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view sur­veil­lance video. Con­tact North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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