Phila. police ID suspect in fast food robberies

Pictured: Jerome Edwards
August 19, 2011 9:07:05 AM PDT
Philadelphia police have identified the man wanted for hold-ups at two local fast food restaurants.

Action News has learned that police issued an arrest warrant for Jerome Edwards on Friday morning.

Police released surveillance video on Thursday allegedly showing Edwards breaking into the drive-thru window of a McDonald's in East Mount Airy early that morning.

The suspect brandished a gun and the employees fled. However, the man then left without taking any money.

On Tuesday, police say, the same man held up a Wendy's in Germantown. He put on a black ski mask, pulled a gun, and got away with cash from the register.

Edwards is considered armed and dangerous.

The Citizens Crime Commission is offering a $2,000 reward for his arrest and conviction.

The number to call is 215-546-TIPS.


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