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Man Sought In Armed Robberies Of Northeast Philadelphia Cell Phone Stores

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for the armed robberies of two cell phone stores in Northeast Philadelphia.

The first incident happened at about 7:45 p.m. on July 22nd at the Metro PCS store located in the 6800 block of Bustleton Avenue.

Investigators say the suspect entered the store and pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded cash. The employee gave the suspect approximately $100 in cash. The suspect then fled the store on foot on Knorr Street.

The second incident happened at about 4:15 p.m. on July 28th at the Metro PCS store located in the 800 block of Adams Avenue.

In this incident, the suspect also brandished a handgun and demanded money. The employee gave the suspect between $500-$700 in cash from the register. The suspect then told the employee to open the safe, which the employee could not open. The suspect ordered the employee to the back of the store and fled on foot.

Watch The Surveillance Video (Courtesy: Philadelphia Police Department)

In both cases, the victims gave police a similar description of the suspect. The suspect is described as a middle-aged black male, approximately 5’10” tall and about 220 lbs.

Anyone with information on this suspect is urged to contact the Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153/3154.

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