Armed robber targets Rite Aid in Olney

Philadelphia police are investigating an armed robbery at a Rite Aid in the city's Olney section. (Philadelphia Police Department)

Philadelphia police are investigating an armed robbery at a Rite Aid in the city's Olney section.

The incident happened on March 9 around 9:30 p.m. at the store on the 5400 block of Rising Sun Avenue.

Police say an 18-year-old employee was behind the counter when the male suspect walked into the store with a mask covering his face.

He pointed a handgun at the clerk and tossed over a black and grey backpack stating: "The money isn't yours. Empty the register and put it in the bag."



The robber got away with almost $400 from the cash registers before fleeing south on Rising Sun Avenue.

There were no injuries reported during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 25 years-old. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black skully hat, black half-mask, black pants with a white stripe down the sides and was armed with a handgun.

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

Tips will remain confidential.
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