Suspects wanted for multiple robberies in Fishtown, Rittenhouse

Philadelphia Police is asking for the public's assistance to identify and locate the suspects wanted for multiple robberies in Fishtown and Rittenhouse.

The first incident happened at 3:45 a.m. on April 3rd when two suspects entered a Citgo Gas Station located at 1138 East Susquehanna Avenue.

The first suspect was armed with a handgun and demanded money from the store clerk, while the second suspect followed the employee behind the counter.

When the second suspect noticed the surveillance cameras, he went to the front of the counter.

The employee complied with the demands, placing the register drawer on the counter.

The first suspect then took an undetermined amount of money from the drawer as the other suspect grabbed a packet of cigarettes from behind the counter.

Both suspects then fled the store on foot.

Suspect Description:

Suspect #1: Black male, 6'2", thin build, wearing a maroon Nike sweatshirt with possible white paint or bleach stains on the front, black pants, black half face mask, tan boots, and armed with a handgun.

Suspect #2: Black male, thin build, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black leather style cap with a white emblem on the front, blue jeans, black sneakers, and a black ski mask.



The second incident happened less than an hour later.

It was 4:30 a.m. when an employee at the 7-Eleven, located at 2144 West Lombard Street, observed two males wearing ski masks entering through the front door.

When the employee attempted to exit the store he was stopped by one of the masked men.

The other suspect pulled a handgun from the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt demanding money.

The employee opened the cash register, placed the drawer on the counter, and that's when one of the men took an undetermined amount of money from the drawer.

Both suspects then fled.

Suspect Description:

Suspect #1: Black male, 20-30 years-of-age, 6'1", thin build, light brown complexion, wearing maroon hooded sweatshirt with "NIKE" in orange letters across the chest white paint or spackle spots all over, black pants and tan work boots.

Suspect #2: Black male, 20-30 years-of-age, 6'0", medium build, light brown complexion, wearing a navy blue cap with a circular white emblem, navy blue hooded jacket with straps on the shoulders and black pants.



If you see these suspects do not approach them, contact 911 immediately.

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