PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities say a 17-year-old is charged after he allegedly tried to rob a 7-Eleven store and then assaulted a Philadelphia Police officer the next day.
Authorities say both incidents happened in a close perimeter in Northeast Philadelphia.
Police say the teenager attempted to rob a 7-Eleven early Sunday morning. Officers say the suspect asked an employee for change for $40 and when the worker asked the teen for the $40, the suspect said, “I don’t have it but give me the money anyway.”
When the worker refused, police say the teen walked behind the counter and struck the employee multiple times in the face and upper body with closed fists and stated, “Call the cops cause it’s a robbery now.”
Authorities say he hit the worker several more times before fleeing the scene. Police say nothing was taken from the store.
The next day, police say the suspect allegedly assaulted a Philadelphia Police officer.
Authorities say the officer attempted to stop the suspect in the area of 12000 Academy Road following numerous calls for a male causing a disturbance in the area.
As the officer attempted to detain the teen, police say he suddenly turned and attacked the officer, sending him into the ground.
The teen fled the scene but was later found hiding behind the Wawa on Academy Road.
He was taken into custody without incident.
Police say the juvenile is charged with Criminal Mischief, Attempted Robbery, Simple Assault, and related offenses for the alleged 7-Eleven incident. He is also charged with Aggravated Assault, Criminal Mischief, Simple Assault and related offenses for the alleged assault on the officer.
The officer was treated and released from Aria Torresdale Hospital on Monday.
Eyewitness News is told he works in the 8th District and is a 20 year veteran of the force.