PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police are investigating a robbery early Monday morning at an SPCA office in the Juniata Park neighborhood.
The thief got away with a safe containing about $2,000 and an SPCA truck.READ MORE: Religious Leaders Putting Faith Into Action To Stop Gun Violence In Philadelphia
Police say a man in his 20s entered the office, in the 100 block of West Hunting Park Avenue, about 4 AM, claiming he had an injured dog. He then pulled a knife, according to police, and demanded money.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Officer, Civilian Involved In Crash In Kingsessing, Police Say
Police say he put the safe in an SPCA animal rescue truck that was outside and fled. The truck, a specialized 2000 red Chevy, is marked with “Pennsylvania SPCA” and phone numbers on it.
The SPCA says it is cooperating with the investigation and declined further comment.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia's Furry Friends Celebrate Howl-O-Ween
Reported by Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio 1060.