PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are on the hunt for a man who assaulted a worker and robbed a deli in West Philadelphia.
Authorities say around 8:30 p.m. on October 22, the male entered the 55th Deli Market on the 1300 block of North 55th Street and retrieved a beverage from the refrigerator.READ MORE: Mother Of 6 Stabbed To Death In West Philly Had Protective Order Against Fiance Charged In Her Murder
Police say once he approached the cash register, he pulled a handgun and violently grabbed a 44-year-old employee and then struck him in the head with the gun.
Authorities say the suspect got away with an unknown amount of money from the cash register.READ MORE: Philabundance Distributing More Food Than Ever Amid Skyrocketing Prices Caused By Inflation
The employee was treated for minor injuries.
Police describe the suspect as a black male, in his late 20s, with a thin build, a mustache, goatee, side burns and a gap between his front teeth. They say he was wearing a black vest with a gray hooded sweatshirt underneath, jeans and a black winter hat.
Anyone with information is urged to call 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847. All tips are confidential.
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