Northeast Times

Man sought in bleach attack robbery

Po­lice are look­ing for a man who threw bleach in­to the face of a rob­bery vic­tim May 15 and also are seek­ing his al­leged ac­com­plice, who was ar­res­ted be­fore skip­ping bail.

The man entered a beauty sup­ply store on the 2400 block of Welsh Road dur­ing the morn­ing of May 15 along with a young wo­man, po­lice said. The two took some items without pay­ing for them and left, po­lice said. A few hours later, they re­turned, picked out some items and ap­proached the counter to pay for them. When a 19-year-old wo­man em­ployed at the store opened the cash re­gister, the man threw bleach in her face. He then stole $100 and the young vic­tim’s phone.

The man is de­scribed as 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 160 to 170 pounds. His al­leged ac­com­plice, Debra War­ren, 19, of Ruscomb Street, was taken in­to cus­tody on May 16. Ac­cord­ing to on­line court re­cords, she pos­ted $250 bail on May 23 but failed to ap­pear for a June 3 pre­lim­in­ary hear­ing. She is charged with as­sault, rob­bery and re­lated of­fenses.

To view a sur­veil­lance video of the at­tack, vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice You­Tube chan­nel or vis­it ht­tp://philly­po­lice.com/news

To sub­mit a tip by tele­phone, dial 215-686-TIPS (8477). In­form­a­tion can be phoned in to De­tect­ive James Sev­era at North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 or 3154. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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