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Man shot, robbed at Rhawnhurst supermarket

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Armed rob­bers am­bushed a busi­ness­man, shot him and stole his bank de­pos­it bag that re­portedly con­tained tens of thou­sands of dol­lars last Thursday even­ing at a Rhawn­hurst su­per­mar­ket.

The vic­tim ar­rived at the Path­mark at Bleigh Av­en­ue and Large Street at 6:07 p.m. and parked his vehicle in the lot, in­tend­ing to de­pos­it a bag of cash at the Cit­izens Bank in­side the store. Be­fore he ex­ited his car, two men in a minivan parked be­hind him and ap­proached his car on foot. One of the crooks pulled a gun and tried to force his way in­to the vic­tim’s car, but the vic­tim kept the door closed. The rob­bers shattered the driver’s win­dow, then the gun­man shot the vic­tim once in the arm.

A short time later, one of the rob­bers shattered the pas­sen­ger side win­dow of the vic­tim’s car and grabbed the bank bag. NBC10 re­por­ted that the bag con­tained $70,000 cash. Po­lice did not dis­close the amount of money or the nature of the vic­tim’s busi­ness.

Both rob­bers re­turned to their minivan and were last seen flee­ing north­bound on Large Street. Po­lice de­scribed them both as black men wear­ing black “Muslim garb.” The gun­man is 5 feet 3 inches tall and was clean-shaven. The oth­er rob­ber is 6 feet tall and wore a black mask. 

They were op­er­at­ing a white Dodge Cara­van with an un­known Pennsylvania tag.

Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view the video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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