Suspect sought in botched robbery

Sur­veil­lance photo

A would-be rob­ber got ex­actly what he de­man­ded from a Ta­cony con­veni­ence store clerk on Feb. 22, but un­for­tu­nately for him, he didn’t get a dime.

Sur­veil­lance cam­er­as filmed the en­tire epis­ode. The ab­sent-minded crook entered the Wawa at 6400 Tor­res­dale Ave. at about 8:50 p.m. and handed a note to a clerk. The scrawled mes­sage stated, “No dye packs, no GPS,” ac­cord­ing to po­lice. Ap­par­ently, the rob­ber for­got about money.

An in­stant after he passed the note, a wo­man pat­ron ap­proached the counter and ap­peared to make a pur­chase from the clerk. All the while, the rob­ber stood there fid­get­ing with his hands in his jack­et pock­ets and a hood cov­er­ing most of his face. Even­tu­ally, he walked out of the store empty-handed. He was last seen trav­el­ing north­bound on Tor­res­dale Av­en­ue.

The crook was de­scribed as white and 6 feet tall with a blue zip-up sweat jack­et and blue jeans. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­ to view the sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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