PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who they say tried to rob a Tacony store.

It happened on Dec. 22 shortly before 3 p.m. at Tacony Food Mart on the 6600 block of Torresdale Avenue.

Captured on surveillance video, an employee was inside working when police say a man entered the store pointing a handgun at him demanding money.

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At first, the employee cooperated with the suspect, but then he started to fight back.  Police say a struggle ensued and the suspect fled the store without any money. He was last seen traveling west on Unruh Avenue toward Marsden Street.

Police described the suspect as a Hispanic male, 25-to-30 years-of-age, 5’6”, 130 pounds, thin build, short hair, mustache, goatee, wearing blue jeans, white-hooded sweatshirt with a blue hooded sweatshirt underneath, and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847 or visit

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