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Armed bandit holds up sneaker store

Sur­veil­lance photo

Rob­bers usu­ally like to make a quick get­away, but that didn’t pre­vent one North­east ban­dit from tak­ing his time be­fore he held up a sneak­er store at Roosevelt Mall on June 10.

The uniden­ti­fied crook spent about 20 minutes brows­ing the dis­plays at Foot Ac­tion, 2329 Cottman Ave., be­fore ap­proach­ing a cash­ier, pulling out a gun and de­mand­ing money, as well as cloth­ing. The rob­ber made off with cash and some new threads, po­lice said.

Sur­veil­lance cam­er­as cap­tured the heist. The rob­ber was de­scribed as black, 35 to 40 years old, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and about 250 pounds. He wore a dark blue hood­ie, black pants and black boots. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view the video. Call 216-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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