PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police say a man robbed a 7-Eleven in Bustleton after he was denied access to the restroom.

Authorities say around 4 a.m. on December 17, 2015, a male entered the store on the 1900 block of Welsh Road and asked to use the restroom, but was denied.

Around 35 minutes later, police say the same man returned to the store armed with a handgun.


Authorities say he approached the employee behind the counter and demanded they open the cash register.

The suspect took money and a book of lottery tickets and fled the scene in an unknown direction, police say.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’5” tall, medium build, wearing a light brown zip-up jacket, blue pants, and a black cloth/mask
covering his face. Police say he was 20-30 years old and armed.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call 911.