Phila. clerk pulls knife on would-be robber

May 11, 2012 7:26:08 AM PDT
Philadelphia police say the suspect in an attempted knifepoint robbery was scared off when a quick-thinking clerk turned the tables on him.

Police released surveillance video on Friday of the incident that happened shortly after 11:00 p.m. on April 27th at the Dunkin' Donuts store at 330 Oregon Avenue.

Investigators say an unknown man entered the store and placed an order.

As the employee turned around, the suspect pulled a knife and demanded $50.

However, the situation was turned on its head when the employee grabbed a 15-inch knife in self defense.

RELATED: See surveillance video of the incident

The would-be bandit fled the store and got into a nearby SEPTA bus, travelling west on Oregon Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 35 years old standing six feet tall with a thin build. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or through