VIDEO: Robber blocks man trying to escape with baby in Northeast Philadelphia

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Robbers hold employees, customers at gunpoint. Rick Williams reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on May 2, 2017.

A customer trying to escape with a baby was blocked from leaving the scene of a restaurant robbery in Northeast Philadelphia.

Surveillance video released Tuesday shows how their crime played out around 9 p.m. Friday.

One of the men jumped behind the counter, demanding money at Texas Chicken and Burgers.

The video shows a customer trying to protect a baby in a car seat, but the second suspect - who was guarding the door - wouldn't let anyone leave.

Pictured: Suspects in the robbery of Texas Chicken and Burgers at 2226 Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia on April 28, 2017.



In the end, the pair got away with handfuls of cash.

If you know anything about this crime you are asked to call police.

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