Philadelphia Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Robbery Suspects

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Philadelphia Police Department is appealing to the public for assistance in identifying two suspects involved in an armed robbery that occurred at a restaurant on Cumberland Street.

The incident took place on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at approximately 9:30 p.m. The victim, a 60-year-old male, was inside the restaurant located at 1000 Cumberland Street when he was approached by two unknown black males who proceeded to rob him.

According to the police report, one of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victim while the other displayed a handgun that was tucked into his waistband. The suspects managed to rob $500 from the victim before fleeing the scene in an older model gray minivan. They were last seen heading south on 10th Street from Cumberland Street.

The first suspect has been described as a black male, around 20 years old, 6 feet tall with a thin build and a goatee. He was reportedly wearing a Houston Astros baseball cap, a black shirt featuring a skull on the back, black sweatpants, and white “Nike Air Jordan” sneakers.

The second suspect is also described as a black male, approximately 20 years old, standing 5’8″ tall with a thin build. He was seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, and multi-color “Nike Air Jordan” sneakers.

The Philadelphia Police Department advises anyone who spots these individuals not to approach them but to call 911 immediately. Tips can be submitted via telephone by dialing 215.686.TIPS (8477) or by texting a tip to the same number. All tips will remain confidential.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or the suspects is encouraged to contact the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093/3094 and speak with Detective Andracchio.

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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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