Northeast Times

Gunman holds up smoke shop

Sur­veil­lance photo

A gun­man made a quick but vi­ol­ent stop at the 1 Stop Smoke Shop in Somer­ton earli­er this month as he held up the busi­ness and fled with a wad of cash.

It happened at about 6:36 p.m. on Feb. 13 at 10103 Ver­ree Road. A short and stocky guy wear­ing a dark blue hood­ie, but no mask, entered the store and poin­ted a gun at a 34-year-old em­ploy­ee while de­mand­ing money. The work­er handed the rob­ber an un­dis­closed amount of cash.

The gun­man was last seen run­ning south on Ver­ree Road then east on Red Li­on Road. He was de­scribed as white, 5 feet 2 inches or 5 feet 3 inches tall and weigh­ing 180 to 200 pounds. He had a full beard, black skull cap, dark blue hood­ie and gray sweat­pants.

Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view the sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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