Knife-wielding suspect robs North Philadelphia Dunkin Donuts via drive-thru window

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The male suspect is wanted in a robbery of Dunkin Donuts. (WPVI)

Suspect is also wanted for robbery of a North Philadelphia market.
Police are looking for a robbery suspect who struck at least twice in North Philadelphia.

The first incident occurred at the Dunkin Donuts on the 500 block of West Lehigh Avenue.

Police say at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, the suspect approached the drive-thru window on foot and placed an order.

The suspect then pulled a knife on the 26-year-old male employee.

Surveillance video shows the suspect entering through the drive-thru window and taking an undetermined amount of cash from the register.

He then fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 26 to 30 years-of-age, 5'9, 150 to 160 pounds, light complexion, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black ski mask, but it was not pulled over his face.

The second incident occurred hours later at 10:20 a.m. at K&S Food Market on the 2900 block of North 5th Street.

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A North Philadelphia store robbery was caught on surveillance video.

Police say a 65-year-old male employee observed a male standing across the street in front of the store watching him for approximately 30 minutes.

Once there were no customers inside the store, the employee stepped outside.

Police say that's when the suspect approached him asking for two cigarettes.

The employee and the suspect walked back inside the store.

When the employee went behind the counter, police say the suspect attempted to follow him. The employee tried to stop the suspect.

Police say the suspect had his hands in his jacket and was pointing what appeared to be a 6-inch file at the employee through a hole in his jacket.

The suspect saw that the register was open and reached in taking an unknown amount of money.

He fled the store on foot with the employee chasing him south on 5th Street, west on Cambria Street, then south on Reese Street where the employee lost sight of the suspect.

The suspect this time was described as a Hispanic or white male, light complexion, 5'6, thin build, 24 to 27 years-of-age, clean shaven, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a light blue skull cap pulled over the hood, black sweat pants, black sneakers, black cap with a red brim with "ERA" written on the cap, and spoke with a Spanish accent.

Police believe it is the same suspect in both robberies.

Anyone with information should call 215-686-TIPS (8477).
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