Northeast Times

Suspects sought in three Frankford robberies

  • 5100 Frankford Ave.

  • 1301 Fillmore St.

Rob­bers tar­geted three small busi­nesses in Frank­ford early this month. Now po­lice are try­ing to identi­fy the thugs.

The latest heist oc­curred at the Quicky Mart, 4346 Frank­ford Ave., on Feb. 15 and in­volved a gun. The crook entered the busi­ness at about 9:23 p.m., poin­ted a pis­tol at a clerk and de­man­ded money. He fled the store with an un­dis­closed amount of cash and was seen trav­el­ing west on Unity Street. He was de­scribed as black, 35 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, with a black jack­et, black pants, tan boots, black scarf and pink gloves with black stripes.

On Feb. 6 at about 10:20 p.m., a man entered the Great City res­taur­ant at 5100 Frank­ford Ave. and ap­proached the counter as if to or­der. When a clerk turned his back for a mo­ment, the crook climbed over the coun­ter­top and tried to open the cash re­gister, po­lice said. No­ti­cing the would-be theft, the em­ploy­ee tried to grab the man, who punched the clerk in the face and fled. He was last seen run­ning north on Frank­ford Av­en­ue to­ward Pratt Street.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as black, 40 to 50 years old, 6 feet 4 inches tall and 230 pounds with a black hooded sweat­shirt and a knit hat.

A sim­il­ar crime oc­curred on Feb. 8 at about 11:22 a.m. at the Neigh­bor­hood Con­veni­ence Store, 1301 Fill­more St. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, an un­known man in a brown jack­et entered the store, walked around a bit, then ex­ited without mak­ing a pur­chase. A short time later, the same man re-entered the store wear­ing a black mask, gloves, a black jack­et and black pants. The crook ap­proached a cash­ier and handed her a de­mand note stat­ing that he had a gun. When the em­ploy­ee at­temp­ted to shield her chil­dren from the thug, he grabbed her and forced her to open the re­gister while con­tinu­ing to in­dic­ate he had a con­cealed gun, po­lice said. The rob­ber ob­tained an un­dis­closed amount of cash and was last seen run­ning east­bound from Oak­land Street through the rear al­ley of 1300 Fill­more. He was de­scribed as black, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 to 180 pounds.

To view sur­veil­lance video of the crimes, vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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