Employee threatened with needle during Rite Aid robbery in Fishtown

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Monday, March 28, 2016
Pictured: Suspect who threatened a Rite Aid store clerk with a hypodermic needled during a robbery at the store on the 2500 block of Aramingo Avenue in Fishtown on March 25.

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.