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Gunman attempts to rob Burger King, fails

Sur­veil­lance photo

A masked man with a gun went in­to an Ox­ford Circle Bur­ger King on April 16, but the res­taur­ant’s cash­ier stayed one step ahead of the thug.

See­ing the threat, the em­ploy­ee bolted to the kit­chen, leav­ing the rob­ber alone with the locked cash re­gister. The rob­ber couldn’t fig­ure out how to open the draw­er, so he fled empty handed.

The at­temp­ted heist oc­curred at about 9:04 a.m. at 5823 Castor Ave. The clerk was stand­ing be­hind the counter when the crook walked through the front door. He had a black mask cov­er­ing his face and car­ried a hand­gun. That’s when the clerk ran to refuge. The rob­ber was last seen flee­ing north on Castor Av­en­ue. No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as black, 20 years old and 210 to 220 pounds with a light com­plex­ion. He wore a black hood­ie, black mask, black jeans, boots and black gloves. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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