Cops seek robber who stole cash, smokes

Unknown armed robber wanted in grocery store stickup

Police are seeking the public's help in nabbing two armed robbers who held up an Elmwood grocery on March 14.

The bandits struck at 8:49 p.m., brandishing handguns and demanding money as they approached the counter at the Peralta grocery store on Dicks Avenue near Sylmar Street, police said. One robber stole $300 in cash from the register and several packs of cigarettes. Both men then fled the store on foot.

The suspects are described as black males, about 5-foot-7, and 160 pounds. One (pictured) wore a black Nike hooded sweatshirt and carried a black revolver. The other wore a white tank top and a black shirt covering his face; he was armed with a silver handgun.

Tipsters can call 9-1-1, the tip line at (215) 686-TIPS or Southwest Detectives at (215) 686-3183 or 3184.