Suspects sought in ‘Stop and Shop’ robbery

  • Surveillance photo

  • Surveillance photo

Two burg­lars turned a North­east “Stop and Shop” in­to a stop, smash and grab early last month, ac­cord­ing to Phil­adelphia po­lice, who re­leased sur­veil­lance video of the break-in last week.

The crime oc­curred at Philly Stop and Shop, 2800 Wil­lits Road, on Ju­ly 12. At about 5:19 a.m., two un­known men re­moved a glass plate from the front door of the store. One of the crooks waited out­side as a lookout while the oth­er went in­side and stole sev­er­al car­tons of ci­gar­ettes along with an un­known num­ber of lot­tery tick­ets, po­lice said. The burg­lars were last seen flee­ing south­bound on Ashton Road.

One man was de­scribed as black, in his late teens or early 20s, with a thin build, wear­ing a base­ball cap, tank top and long shorts. The oth­er man was de­scribed as white, in his late teens or early 20s, with a beard, a Mo­hawk hair­cut and a long-sleeve shirt. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­ to view the video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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