Masked, gun-wielding bandits wanted for 2 violent robberies

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Philadelphia police are looking for two masked men wanted for a pair of violent armed robberies. (WPVI)

Philadelphia police are looking for two masked men wanted for a pair of violent armed robberies.

The most recent incident happened on Monday at 4:20 p.m. That's when the men targeted Reyes Grocery at 2130 Chelten Avenue.

The armed suspects grabbed a worker, forced him behind the counter, and struck him with a gun. They robbed the store of cash and several cartons of cigarettes before fleeing north on Beechwood Street.

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On March 2nd, police believe the same men hit the Silver Star Kitchen 10:05 p.m. at 1453 Vernon Road. Police say the suspects forced two customers to the ground and robbed them. A worker called police as the suspects fled the scene.

One suspect is described as a black male with a thin build in his late teens to early 20's. He wore a white mask with a dark colored Nike hooded sweatshirt, with an emblem on the front upper left chest area, khaki pants, and white sneakers.

He was armed with a rifle with the stock removed, and the end covered with silver duct tape.

The other suspect is described as a black male with a stocky build in his late teens to early 20's. He was wearing a dark colored mask, dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, gray sneakers, and a silver watch on his left wrist.

He was armed with a Tec-9 gun style weapon and a silencer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northwest Detective Division 215-686-3353/3354
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