FISHTOWN (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are on the lookout for a suspect who threatened a Rite Aid store employee with a hypodermic needle during a robbery in the city's Fishtown section.
The incident happened around 10:20 a m. Friday morning at the store on the 2500 block of Aramingo Avenue.
Police say a 21-year-old female employee noticed the suspect walking out the door with $100 worth of unpaid merchandise.
When she tried to stop him, he pulled out a hypodermic needle from his pocket and threatened her.
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The robber then fled the scene heading east on Huntingdon Street.
There were no injuries reported during this incident.
Police describe the suspect as a white male, 25-years-old and 5'10" tall with a thin build and dark blonde hair. He was wearing a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
Anyone with information on this suspect should call police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).
You can also submit an anonymous tip online at PhillyPolice.com.
Employee threatened with needle during Rite Aid robbery in Fishtown