Suspects sought in robbery, attempt

  • Surveillance photo: Harbison Avenue suspect

  • Surveillance photo: Torresdale Ave. suspect

Po­lice have re­lease sur­veil­lance video of two re­cent strong-arm rob­ber­ies in the North­east.

Both crimes oc­curred earli­er this month in the 15th dis­trict. On Jan. 8 at 4:24 a.m., a man walked in­to the Wawa at 6400 Tor­res­dale Ave. in Ta­cony, ap­proached an em­ploy­ee and de­man­ded ci­gar­ettes and money. When the work­er stated he could not open the cash re­gister, the rob­ber re­peated his de­mands, threatened the em­ploy­ee and fled. He was last seen run­ning north­bound on Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue.

The crook was de­scribed as white, 30 years old and 6 feet 1 inch tall, with blond hair and wear­ing a green hooded sweat­shirt un­der a black jack­et.

On Jan. 16 at 8:54 p.m., an em­ploy­ee of the CVS at 6501 Har­bison Ave. in May­fair saw a pat­ron enter the store and browse the aisles be­fore tak­ing some bat­ter­ies from a rack and walk­ing to­ward the front door. The work­er waited out­side the store.

When the sus­pec­ted thief ex­ited the store without pay­ing for the bat­ter­ies, the em­ploy­ee at­temp­ted to stop him. The crook struck the clerk in the face and fled in a gray SUV. The clerk suffered a deep fa­cial cut.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as white, 6 feet 6 inches tall and 30 years old. He has black hair and wore a gray hooded sweat­shirt, black pants and gray sneak­ers.

To view video of either crime, vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­ Call 215-686-TIPS or vis­it PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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