Suspects sought in Rita's Water Ice robbery

PHILADELPHIA - September 5, 2012

The robbery happened at 10:00 p.m. on August 29th at 1653 Belfield Avenue.

Police say the employees were in the process of closing when one of the workers was approached by the suspects outside of the store.

When the employee noticed one of the suspects had a gun, police say she ran into the store with both suspects following her.

Once inside, one of the suspects forced both employees onto the floor while the second suspect took an undetermined amount of cash from the cash register drawer.

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Both suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction.    

The suspects were described as:

Suspect #1: Black male, late teens to early twenties, 5'8", medium build, dark complexion, wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with a "New York Yankees" logo on sleeve, black basketball shorts, and white "Air Jordan" type sneakers, armed with a silver handgun.

Suspect #2: Black male, late teens to early twenties, medium build, wearing a white and black horizontal striped hooded sweatshirt, black shorts and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215.686.TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through

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