PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a grocery store in Northeast Philadelphia.
Authorities say around 6:15 p.m. Monday, a man entered the ShopRite on Frankford Avenue in Mayfair, selected four cans of baby formula and left the store without paying.READ MORE: Police Investigating Suspicious Death After Man Found Unresponsive On West Philadelphia Golf Course
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When an employee stopped the suspect, police say he pulled out a syringe and said, “I have a dirty needle.”READ MORE: South Jersey Residents Stock Up On Snow Supplies And Girl Scout Cookies Ahead Of Nearly 10 Inches Of Snow
Authorities say the man then dropped the items and fled the scene in the parking lot.
Police describe the suspect as a white male, 20-years-old, 6’0”, around 170-180 pounds with a thin build. He was wearing a white tank top, black jeans, black sneakers and a black book bag.MORE NEWS: PPA Offering $5 Flat Rate To Park In Center City Garages Due To Snow Emergency In Philadelphia
Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.