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Police searching for S.W. Philly armed robbery suspect

Police are hoping surveillance footage and help from the public will lead them to a man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint last month in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia.

Police searching for S.W. Philly armed robbery suspect

Police are hoping surveillance footage and help from the public will lead them to a man who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint last month in the Eastwick section of Southwest Philadelphia. 

Cops gave this account of the crime: About 10:30 a.m. Sept. 26, a man walked into the Zam-Zam Market, on Elmwood Avenue near 73rd Street, and asked for a pack of cigarettes.  When a clerk rang up the cigarettes, the man set a black handgun on the counter in front of her and demanded money. She opened the cash register and gave the man cash. The man then walked around an L-shaped counter, forced the clerk into an office and demanded more money. She took more cash from a desk drawer inside the office and handed it to the suspect.  The man told her to stay in the office and ran onto Elmwood Avenue toward 73rd Street carrying $1,000 in cash, police said.

The suspect is described as black, about 6 feet 2, wearing blue jeans and brown work boots. The man wore a green hooded sweatshirt with images of two white masks and the words “Smiles and Tears” printed on the back.  

Tipsters are asked to call 215-686-TIPS.

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