Northeast Times

Target robbers strike again

  • Surveillance photo

  • Surveillance photo

Po­lice say that a group of uniden­ti­fied armed rob­bers has struck twice at Far North­east busi­nesses since April 19, and com­mit­ted a third heist in Up­per Southamp­ton Town­ship, Bucks County.

The ini­tial rob­bery oc­curred on April 19 at Tar­get, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., shortly after 10 p.m. When em­ploy­ees closed the store for the night, three men emerged from the re­stroom, bran­dished a gun and de­man­ded cash. The men took between $10,000 and $30,000 from the store and were last seen flee­ing on foot to­ward an apart­ment com­plex on the 10000 block of Hal­de­man Ave.

On May 12, po­lice were called to an­oth­er com­mer­cial rob­bery at Mc­Don­ald’s, 9996 Roosevelt Blvd. Em­ploy­ees told the of­ficers that two un­known men entered the res­taur­ant shortly after 10:30 p.m., bran­dished a hand­gun and stole money from a safe and a cash re­gister. The rob­bers were last seen flee­ing on foot to­ward Hilspach Street and Sandy Road.

Au­thor­it­ies have linked a third rob­bery to the same group. It oc­curred on May 13 at a TD Bank at 1110 Street Road in Up­per Southamp­ton.

One of the crooks was de­scribed as black, 5 feet 5 inches tall with a dark com­plex­ion, a beard, a black hooded sweat­shirt, sunglasses and a hand­gun. A second sus­pect was de­scribed as black, about 6 feet 3 inches tall and 220 pounds with a beard and a gray hooded sweat­shirt. A third sus­pect was de­scribed as a black man with a dark com­plex­ion and a gray hooded sweat­shirt.

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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