Northeast Times

Armed robbers sought in three 7-Eleven heists

  • 2900 Cottman Avenue

  • 3301 Tyson Avenue

  • 5028 Frankford Avenue

Armed rob­bers have struck at three 7-El­ev­en stores in the same North­east Phil­adelphia po­lice dis­trict since late Decem­ber.

De­tect­ives seek the pub­lic’s help in identi­fy­ing the crooks. Sur­veil­lance video from all three heists is avail­able for pub­lic view­ing via the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com.

The latest crime oc­curred at about 6:45 p.m. last Thursday at 5028 Frank­ford Ave. in Frank­ford. One gun­man and his ac­com­plice entered the store and de­man­ded money. The crooks forced em­ploy­ees to the floor, took an un­spe­cified amount of cash from the re­gister and fled on foot. They were last seen trav­el­ing west on Dyre Street.

The gun­man was de­scribed as His­pan­ic, 20 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds with a thin build. He wore a gray hooded sweat­shirt and a mask. He car­ried a re­volver.

The ac­com­plice was de­scribed as His­pan­ic, 20 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 200 pounds. He wore a black jack­et with a hooded sweat­shirt and blue jeans.

Pre­vi­ously, rob­bers struck at two May­fair 7-El­ev­en stores with­in about sev­en hours.

On Dec. 22 at 7:22 p.m., a gun­man and an ac­com­plice entered the store at 2900 Cottman Ave. and an­nounced a rob­bery. 

The crooks forced em­ploy­ees and at least one cus­tom­er to the floor, then took an un­dis­closed amount of cash from two re­gisters as well as a cus­tom­er. The rob­bers were last seen run­ning to­ward Brous Av­en­ue.

The gun­man was de­scribed as black, 20 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds with a thin build. He wore a black hooded sweat­shirt.

The ac­com­plice was de­scribed as black, 20 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 200 pounds. He wore a black jack­et with a blue hooded sweat­shirt and white sneak­ers.

On Dec. 23 at 2:35 a.m., two oth­er rob­bers, both armed with hand­guns, entered the 7-El­ev­en at 3301 Tyson Ave. and de­man­ded money. The crooks forced two em­ploy­ees to sur­render cash from the re­gisters and ci­gar­ettes. They fled on foot and were last seen east­bound on Tyson Av­en­ue to­ward Frank­ford Av­en­ue. One of the rob­bers was seen in­side the store about 15 minutes pri­or to the hold-up.

One gun­man was de­scribed as black, 22 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 130 pounds and thin. He wore a dark shirt, white mask, black hat, cam­ou­flage pants and black sneak­ers.

The oth­er gun­man was de­scribed as black, 22 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 130 pounds and thin. He wore a light tan jack­et, light-colored hooded sweat­shirt, blue jeans and purple and red sneak­ers.

To re­port in­form­a­tion about any of these cases, call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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