Police: Suspect sought for Rite Aid robbery in Olney

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Police: Suspect sought for Rite Aid robbery in Olney

OLNEY (WPVI) -- Police are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a Rite Aid pharmacy in Philadelphia's Olney section.

The incident happened around 6:45 p.m. on January 22 on the 5600 block of North 5th Street.

Police say an unknown male entered the store and approached an 18-year-old female, asking for a pack of cigarettes.

The suspect then allegedly placed his hand inside his jacket packet simulating he was armed with a weapon and demanded money.

The employee gave him the money and the suspect fled the pharmacy on foot.

He was last seen heading south on 5th Street then west on Olney Avenue.

There were no injuries reported.

The suspect is described as a black man, wearing a two tone gray zip-up jacket, light gray hooded sweatshirt, faded denim jeans and gloves. One glove was gray and the other was a dark color. He was carrying a black backpack, and wearing black and white sneakers.

If you have any information about the crime or suspect, please contact: Northwest Detective Division 215-686-3353/3354.