Police release video of wanted convenience store robber

CRESCENTVILLE — A robber armed with a handgun walked into a 7-Eleven, placed the weapon to the employee’s side and demanded money from the cash register.

Philadelphia police say this happened Monday, Aug. 19, at about 1:25am, at the Crescentville store at 5800 Rising Sun Avenue — and it was caught on video.

Video and photos from Philadelphia Police Department

The employee opened the register, and the suspect took out an undisclosed amount of money before escaping.

He was last seen heading west on the 400 block of E. Cheltenham Avenue.

Police ask that if you recognize or see the suspect, do not approach him. Instead, call the Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153 or 215-686-3154, 911, or their tip line immediately. You can also email, text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847, or click here to submit a tip electronically. They say all tips will remain anonymous.

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