Suspect sought in attempted robbery in Philly

January 7, 2013 11:02:40 AM PST
Police are searching for the suspect who attemped to rob a 7-Eleven store in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia on New Year's eve.

Authorities say an unknown male entered the 7-Eleven store around 3:15 a.m. in the 7700 block of Ogontz Avenue.

He then walked behind the counter and punched an employee several times while attempting to take money from the cash register.

After a failed attempt in obtaining the money, the suspect decides to leave the store through a locked door.

He then takes a coffee machine and smashes the door glass and flees the store on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20-25 years of age and medium build. He was wearing a dark gray hooded jacket with a gray hooded sweatshirt underneath, blue jeans, black snearkers and a dark mask covering the lower portion of his face.

To view the surveillance video: Visit The Philadelphia Police YouTube Channel or visit Philadelphia Police Department.

If you see the suspect do not approach him, contact 911 immediately.

To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.