PHILADELPHIA, PA — In a brazen robbery caught on surveillance video, three unknown males smashed two lottery machines with sledgehammers at a Sunoco gas station in Philadelphia and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The robbery occurred at around 2:05 AM on July 19, 2022, when the suspects approached the gas station located at 3200 Richmond Street. One of the suspects stayed by the front entrance while the other two entered. The two men who entered then approached the cashier booth and one of them simulated having a weapon in his waist area before ordering the employee to put his hands up. The two men then proceeded to strike the lottery play machines with sledgehammers and removed the cash boxes from them before fleeing back to a waiting vehicle.
The suspects then loaded the cash boxes into the rear of a newer model white Ford Escape that was occupied by a fourth male in the driver seat and fled the scene. Detectives are currently investigating the incident and are asking for anyone with information to come forward.
Remember, if you see any of these suspects do not approach them and contact 911 immediately. With your help, police can make sure that these criminals are brought to justice. If you have any information about the suspects in this case, please don’t hesitate to submit a tip via telephone by dialing 215.686.TIPS (8477), or text a tip to 215.686.TIPS (8477).
Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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