Two locked up for separate robbery offenses

  • Soo Seo

  • Shawn Carter

Sur­veil­lance video and pub­lic tips have helped po­lice identi­fy and cap­ture two al­leged seri­al armed rob­bers.

On June 6, of­ficers ar­res­ted Soo Seo, 24, of the 500 block of N. Ea­st­on Road in Glen­side, in con­nec­tion three gro­cery store hold-ups in Felton­ville, Cres­centville and West Phil­adelphia. On May 19, Soo al­legedly robbed Dayvis Food Mar­ket at 4764 Rorer St. He sub­sequently robbed Al­monte Mini Mar­ket at 456 Van Kirk St. on May 26, as well as Ser­reta Gro­cery Store at 7453 Wal­nut St. on May 28. Po­lice iden­ti­fied him as the al­leged rob­ber on May 31 and loc­ated him six days later.

Mean­while, Shawn Turn­er, 18, of the 2400 block of N. 29th St., has been charged with three armed mo­bile phone store heists. His al­leged spree began on May 5 at about 1:40 p.m. when he and an ac­com­plice robbed the Metro PCS at 6820 Bustleton Ave. in Castor Gar­dens, fol­lowed by the T-mo­bile at 6420 Ridge Ave. in Roxbor­ough two hours later, po­lice said. Turn­er also was charged with rob­bing the Metro PCS at 540 Rising Sun Ave. in Hunt­ing Park on May 9.

An an­onym­ous tip­ster con­tac­ted au­thor­it­ies on May 23 to identi­fy Turn­er as one of the men de­pic­ted in sur­veil­lance video. Po­lice loc­ated Turn­er on May 28. ••

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