VIDEO: Suspect Falls Through Roof During Pharmacy Robbery
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The attempt to break into a pharmacy by a suspect did not go as planned and the incident was caught on tape.
The robbery happened at about 3:05 p.m. on November 22nd at the Healing Pharmacy located in the 100 block of West Chelten Avenue in the city’s Germantown section.
According to investigators, two suspects climbed onto the building’s roof and had a plan of getting entry into the business by breaking a hole through the roof. As one of the suspects attempted to climb through the hole, the ceiling gave way and the suspect came crashing down from the ceiling and landed hard onto the floor.
Once on the ground, the suspect seemed dazed, but he eventually got up and went over to the prescription pill area. The suspect took assorted items and placed them into a black backpack.
The suspect’s clumsiness continued as he took several tries and several falls down before he was able to climb back up into the ceiling. Both suspects then ran away through the rear driveway.
WATCH: Surveillance Video (Courtesy: Philadelphia Police Department)
Police say the suspect inside the pharmacy left behind the backpack and a white construction hardhat.
The hardhat had Perryman Building and Construction in red on the front and the initials “D.A.” in marker on the inside.
The first suspect is described as a black male, 30-40 years-of-age, medium build, bald head, black pointed beard, and was wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt, khaki pants and white sneakers.
The second suspect is described as a black male, wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and sneakers.
Anyone with information on the suspects is urged to call 911 or 215.686.TIPS(8477).