Police are searching for four men in connection with an armed robbery from last Thursday in Southwest Philadelphia.
The men walked into the Adelphia Pizza restaurant on Baltimore Avenue near 56th Street at about 10:45 p.m. and demanded money, police said. The suspects took the victims into a lounge near the back of the restaurant and robbed them of their cell phones and wallets. Police said the men fled the scene with about $1,100 in cash.
Less than 10 minutes later, the men used the stolen credit cards to buy gas at a Lukoil station on Baltimore Avenue, about two blocks from the restaurant, police said.
At about 11:30 p.m., the men were recorded on surveillance camera at a BP gas station on Island Avenue near Greenway Avenue, where they spent about 45 minutes offering to buy gas for customers — using credit cards they stole from the pizza restaurant — in exchange for cash, police said.