Off-duty Philadelphia sergeant helps nab armed Little Caesar robber

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Off-duty officer helps arrest armed robber. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on February 4, 2019.

A man wanted for pistol-whipping a worker during a robbery at a Philadelphia Little Caesars is in custody thanks to an off-duty police sergeant.

Police say the sergeant had passed the pizza shop on the 5900 block of Lancaster Avenue in Overbrook around 6:50 p.m. Sunday when he saw a man leaving with a gun.

The sergeant called for backup and followed the armed man in his private vehicle.

Responding officers were able to make the arrest.

The suspect faces multiple charges.

The 37-year-old woman injured during the robbery is hospitalized in stable condition.
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