Northeast Times

Gunman robs NE pharmacy

A gun­man held up a Rhawn­hurst phar­macy right un­der the noses of un­sus­pect­ing pat­rons one re­cent af­ter­noon.

The rob­ber slipped in­to the Rite Aid at 8130 Roosevelt Blvd. at about 4:30 p.m. on March 14 and told a store man­ager, “I have a gun. Let’s go get the money,” ac­cord­ing to po­lice. The rob­ber fol­lowed the man­ager to the store safe, then forced the man­ager to open it.

After grabbing an un­dis­closed amount of cash and stuff­ing it in­to a bag, the gun­man held the man­ager in a room un­til pat­rons left the store. The rob­ber then forced the man­ager to give him the money in the cash re­gisters.

The crook was last seen flee­ing south­bound through the store park­ing lot, then west­bound be­hind the store. He was de­scribed as black, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 35 to 45 years old with a goat­ee. He wore a black hat, black jack­et, brown sweat­er, white T-shirt, stone­washed jeans and tan Tim­ber­land boots. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view the sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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