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Police Search For North Philadelphia Grocery Store Robber

(Credit: Philadelphia PD)

(Credit: Philadelphia PD)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are searching for a suspect who they say robbed a grocery store in North Philadelphia.

The incident occurred on January 3rd around 4:45 p.m. at the Pena Grocery Store located at 701 West Butler Street.

According to police, surveillance video shows an unknown male enter the store and point a handgun at an employee. The suspect demanded money from the employee who put $700 into a bag, says police.

Video Courtesy Of Philadelphia PD

The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The suspect has been described as a 6-foot, white or light complexion Hispanic male with a thin build between the ages of 20 and 25. He was wearing a yellow hooded sweatshirt the brown designs, blue jeans, a black mask and had a handgun.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 911 or 215-686-TIPS (8477).