Police searching for robber who held Lawndale 7-11 employee at knifepoint

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New Year’s Day wasn’t so joy­ful for a clerk at a 7-El­ev­en in Lawndale. Not only did the wo­man have to work, a rob­ber held a knife to her back.

The heist oc­curred at about 2:38 p.m. at 5800 Rising Sun Ave., po­lice said. The masked crook walked in­to the store and be­hind the counter, where he threatened the clerk with a “large” knife and de­man­ded money. He fled with an un­dis­closed amount of cash and was last seen on foot west­bound on the 400 block of E. Chel­ten­ham Ave.

Au­thor­it­ies de­scribed him as white, about 20 years old and thin with a (mostly) white hooded sweat­shirt, a black mask and gray sweat­pants.

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

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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