Suspect surrenders in violent Upper Darby robbery

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 06:18PM
Suspect surrenders in violent Upper Darby robbery. Brian Taff reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on October 17, 2017.

UPPER DARBY, Pa. - Police in Upper Darby say a man has been arrested for at least three violent robberies within a week.

Thirty-six-year-old Braheem Rawlings turned himself in Tuesday.

In two robberies, police say the suspect allegedly beat up the workers before taking anything.

Investigators released surveillance video from the incident on Garrett and Avon streets.
The video shows the robber, cloaked in a black cloth, walk into the store and head behind the counter.
Suspect sought in violent Upper Darby robbery

He immediately punched the worker, ordering him to fill up a bag with cash.

After hitting the clerk again the robber, who was armed with a knife, ran away from the store.

Police say he also robbed a small convenience store in the unit block of Long Lane.

In the third robbery he didn't hurt the store clerk, but he was armed.

He was identified, thanks to tips from the public.

Rawlings is now facing a slew of charges, including aggravated assault.

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