On December 13th, at approximately 12:24 p.m., police say two armed robbers stormed Vick's Market at 4566 "D" Street with guns drawn and immediately strong armed the owner, Victor Genao.
With a gun to his head and shouting instructions, the two took Genao and his 19-year-old niece Andrina Andeliz back behind the bullet proof glass. There they began to search for the cash.
Andrina says she was paralyzed with fear and worried the suspects would shoot her uncle in the head.
"I couldn't speak, I couldn't talk, I couldn't move," Andrina said.
Police say the criminals can be seen on surveillance video casing the establishment, plotting their next move. The two bought a couple of juices, left, and came back about 15 minutes later to rob the place.
The two got away with $1,600 in cash.
Once outside, police say they may have fled in a blue Lincoln Town Car.
"They knew what they were doing; they 're not new to the game," Captain John Gallagher of the Philadelphia Police Department said.
Captain Gallagher says investigators are now trying to determine if the two criminals have robbed other establishments in the area, but so far, haven't been able to connect them to any other crimes.
"They're out there doing this; if they're doing robberies like this, they might as well be conducting highway robberies, too," Captain Gallagher said.
The first suspect is described as a black male, between the ages of 22 and 24, 140-145 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and black gloves.
The second suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 30 and 40, 5'5-5'7 tall with a dark complexion and heavy build. He was seen wearing dark clothing and dark gloves.
If you have any information about these suspects or this crime, contact the Philadelphia Police Department, East Detective Division at 215-686-3243 or 214-686-3244.
Police say these two men are considered armed and dangerous.