Video: Armed robber wanted after holding grocery clerk at gunpoint

WEST PHILADELPHIA — A grocery store clerk got quite a scare when an armed robber struck earlier this month, and Philadelphia police want help catching the culprit.

They say it happened shortly after 5:30pm on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Espinal Grocery. That’s at 63 N. 62nd Street in West Philadelphia.

from Philadelphia Police Department

Surveillance video shows the robber go inside and point a black semi-automatic handgun at the employee, while demanding money.

Police say he escaped with about $140.

WANTED, from Philadelphia Police Department

The suspect is described as having a thin build. He was wearing a black mask, white and blue gloves, a gray jacket with a gray hood, black Adidas pants with white stripes down the side, bright-colored Adidas sneakers, and he was armed.

Police ask that if you recognize or see the suspect, do not approach him. Instead, call 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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