Armed robbery caught on camera in NE Philadelphia

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA - November 7, 2012

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It happened November 1st at 6:20 a.m.

Investigators say the man walked into the 7-11 store in the 9900 block of Frankford Avenue and asked for a pack of cigarettes.

When the clerk turned to get the cigarettes, the man pulled out a handgun and demanded money.

The clerk opened the register and put the cash drawer on the counter. The man took $280 in cash then fled the scene.

Police released the following description of the suspect:

White male, 26-27 years-of-age, 5'6"-5'8", 140-145 lbs., wearing black gloves, gray hooded sweatshirt and black jacket.

Police say if you see this suspect do not approach him, contact 911 immediately.

To submit a tip, call 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847, or use this electronic form.

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