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Armed Suspect Sought In Robbery Of Northeast Philadelphia Pharmacy

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police were searching for a gunman who was caught on tape robbing a pharmacy in Northeast Philadelphia.

The robbery happened at about 6:54 p.m. on January 25th at the Circle Pharmacy located in the 2800 block of Holme Avenue.

According to investigators, the suspect entered the pharmacy, pointed a gun at an employee and demanded various medications.

The suspect took the medication and fled on foot to the rear of the strip mall and then over a fence.

Watch The Surveillance Video (Courtesy: Philadelphia Police Department)

Authorities say the suspect is also wanted for several other robberies that occurred between December 10, 2011 and January 25, 2012.

The suspect is described as a white male, possibly Hispanic, 5’8”-5’11”, with a thin build. He was wearing a brown-hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, black gloves and a white cloth covering his face.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153 or 911.