PHILADELPHIA, PA — Philadelphia Police Detectives are investigating a commercial robbery pattern that has developed in the 22nd District. This pattern is based on modus operandi, time, geographic proximity and the suspects captured on surveillance video.
The first robbery happened on July 27, 2022, at 7:20 PM. Two unknown Black males came into the Dollar General store at 2801 Ridge Ave in Philadelphia. One male had a gun and he demanded money from the cash register. The other male also took money from a customer. They both ran away together after getting the money. You can see a picture of them from the security footage below.
The second robbery happened on August 1, 2022, at 6:08 PM. Two unknown Black males entered the Wing Stop store located at 1501 N Broad St, Philadelphia. One of the males had a black handgun with an extended magazine and he demanded money from the cash register. The cash register was opened and $1,500 was taken before both males fled together. A still from surveillance video can be seen below.
Finally, two black men entered a Dollar Tree store at 2601 W Girard Ave on August 1, 2022 at 6:23 PM. One man pulled out a gun and demanded money from the cashier. The cashier began to fight with the gunman, and the gun fell to the ground. Both men then assaulted the cashier before fleeing without taking anything. Suspect #1’s “Nirvana” sweatshirt was recovered on the highway 1200 N Taney St. A still from surveillance video can be seen below.
Suspect #1 is described as a black male, 20 years old, 5’7″ tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a “Nirvana” graphic on the front, dark pants, dark sneakers and armed with a black handgun with an extended magazine. Suspect #2 is described as a black male, 20 years old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a skull and crossbones graphic along with the letters “F” and “G” on the front, dark shorts and dark sneakers.
If you see either of these suspects, do not approach them–call 911 immediately. You can also submit a tip by calling 215.686.TIPS (8477) or by contacting Philadelphia’s Central Detective Division at 215-686-3048 and asking for Det. Palumbo (#8117) or Det. Kovach (#634).
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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