Police: Cigarette shop robber used flammable liquid

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

MAYFAIR (WPVI) -- A robber in the city's Mayfair section allegedly used an accelerant and a lighter to get an employee to hand over cash.

Surveillance video shows the wanted man inside Sunny's Cigarettes at the Mayfair Mall.

Police say he sprayed a flammable liquid on a worker as he demanded money.

The man had a lighter in his other hand.

Fearing what would happen next, the worker put the cash in that yellow bag... And the suspect ran from the scene.

You are asked to call police if you have any information.