Armed suspect robs cell phone store in Northern Liberties

NORTHERN LIBERTIES (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating an armed robbery at a cell phone store in the city's Northern Liberties section.

It happened January 21 at 8 p.m. inside the Verizon Store on the 30 block of Spring Garden Street.

Officials say the robber entered the store armed with a handgun and rolling a suitcase and demanded all iPhones.

He then forced an employee to a back room and told him to open the safe.

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Next, the gunman ordered the employee to the floor and duct taped him.

He filled up the suitcase before fleeing the scene.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5'7 tall and 145 lbs.. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored vest, dark jeans, dark colored scarf over his face, carrying a gray and red suit case with wheels and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information should call police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).
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