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Armed robbers shoot North Philly store clerk dead

Police are scrambling to identify and arrest the two gunmen who ambushed a North Philly store clerk and shot him dead when he didn't comply quickly enough with their robbery demand.

Armed robbers shoot North Philly store clerk dead

Police are scrambling to identify and arrest the two gunmen who ambushed a North Philadelphia store clerk overnight and shot him dead when he didn't comply quickly enough with their robbery demand.

The victim, a man in his 50s of 60s whose name hasn't been released, apparently spoke Spanish and had trouble understanding his attackers' order, police said. The 2:45 a.m. incident occurred inside the Trax Foods store on Front Street near Girard, underneath the Girard Avenue station of the Market-Frankford El. The victim, shot in the face, died on the scene just before 3 a.m., police spokeswoman Officer Christine O'Brien said. The suspects are described as in their early 20s; they were wearing dark hoodies. One wore a baseball cap with a white emblem.

Tipsters can call homicide detectives at (215) 686-3334.

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