It happened Thanksgiving Day at 9:15 a.m.
Surveillance video shows the burglar slipping into the Radio Shack store at 7723 Crittenden Street after kicking in the glass on the front door.
Once inside, the man struggles for more than a minute trying to pull the cash drawer from under the counter.
He finally succeeds and walks out of the store with the drawer under his arm. Police say it contained $313 in cash.
Investigators have released the following description of the suspect:
Black male, 30-40 years-of-age, stocky build, medium complexion, wearing a dark ski cap, gray hooded sweatshirt, tan khaki pants, dark sneakers, and reddish/orange colored gloves.
Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Druding at the Philadelphia Police Northwest Detectives Division at 215-686-3353/3354.