Monday, August 31, 2015

Germantown store robbed at gunpoint, caught on camera

Police are searching for two men who robbed a store in Germantown at gunpoint Sunday night.

Germantown store robbed at gunpoint, caught on camera

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Police are searching for two men who robbed a store in Germantown at gunpoint Sunday night.

Around 7:30 p.m., two men burst into the Deals Store on Chelten Avenue near Pulaski and one of them pulled out a gun, police said. One of the robbers brandished a gun at employees while the second suspect forced a female employee to open the register. The men took an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot.

The robbery was recorded on the store’s surveillance system and police are asking for help from the public to identify the robbers.

The gun-toting suspect is described as a thin, light-skinned black man in his early to mid-20s, who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue or gray shorts, black sneakers and a dark ski mask, police said.   

The second robber is described as a thin black or Latino man with a medium complexion who is in his early to mid 20s. The man was wearing a black shirt, black pants with a blue stripe down the side, a dark ski mask and gray or brown boots.

Tipsters are asked to call the tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text information to PPDTIP (773847). Tipsters may also submit information online.

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