Police arrest 3 in connection to string of fast-food restaurant robberies in Northeast Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police said three men wanted in a number of armed robberies of fast food Restaurants in Northeast Philadelphia have been arrested.

Police said officers near a Popeyes Restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia Friday night stopped the trio before another heist.

It happened around 11:20 p.m. near the store on the 2500 block of Grant Avenue.

Police said they spotted a car connected to a hold up earlier this week and moved in.

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According to investigators, the suspects took off, hitting a police cruiser and an unmarked patrol car.

There was a foot chase and one police officer was hit by a car while trying to apprehend the suspects. Police said that officer is OK.

Officers arrested the suspects nearby.

Police said the three men are the same men who robbed a Popeyes on Adams Avenue and a Chipotle on Bustleton Avenue earlier this summer.
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