Suspect sought in Family Dollar robbery in Cobbs Creek

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Friday, June 5, 2015
Suspect sought in Family Dollar robbery in Cobbs Creek

COBBS CREEK (WPVI) -- Police are searching for the suspect wanted in a Family Dollar store robbery in Philadelphia's Cobb's Creek section.

The robbery happened on June 2nd around 8:30 a.m. at 5701 Walnut Street.

Authorities say the unidentified suspect entered the store and approached the counter as if he were going to purchase an item.

They say when the 48-year-old male cashier opened the register, the suspect pulled a gun.

He then jumped over the counter and forced the cashier to remove an unknown amount of cash.

Police say before the suspect fled, he robbed a 70-year-old male customer of $20.

There were no injuries reported.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20-years-of age, 5'10" tall and 150 pounds.

He is thin build with a mustache and goatee. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey sweat pants with a red stain on the rear left calf, and black patent leather Puma sneakers.

To view the video, you can visit The Philadelphia Police YouTube Channel or Philadelphia Police Department.

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact the Southwest Detective Division.