Video shows gunman grinning at camera during holdup in West Philly

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

WEST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are looking for an armed suspect caught on surveillance video grinning at the camera during a holdup in West Philadelphia.

It happened at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the 55th Deli Market in the 1300 block of North 55th Street.

The video shows the suspect walking into the store, grabbing a drink from a refrigerated shelf, approaching the cash register and pulling out a handgun.

He then grabs the 44-year-old clerk, points the weapon at his head and grins at the surveillance camera.

The suspect then takes money from the cash register and flees.

He is described as a black male in his mid- to late 20s with a thin build, mustache, goatee and side burns.

Police say he has a gap between front teeth and was wearing a black vest with a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a black winter hat. He was armed with a black handgun.

Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Fegley at the Philadelphia Police Southwest Detective Division: 215-686-3183/3184.