Thursday, December 25, 2014

VIDEO: Man threatens employee with knife in pharmacy robbery

Police are searching for the man who put a knife to an employee's neck during a robbery at a Rite-Aid in North Philadelphia.

VIDEO: Man threatens employee with knife in pharmacy robbery

Police are searching for the man who put a knife to an employee's neck during a robbery at a Rite-Aid in North Philadelphia.

The robbery took place Monday at about 8:50 a.m. at the store located on West Lehigh Avenue near American. Surveillance video shows the man pay for a piece of candy and pull out a knife when the cashier gives him his change.

As the cashier ran to get a manager, the suspect jumped over the counter, grabbed the employee from behind and put the knife to her throat, forcing her to open the cash register. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot toward North 3rd Street.

He is described as a black male, 5 feet 3, 170 pounds, wearing a black ski mask covering the lower portion of his face, a red jacket with white letters, black and red cap, and black and white jogging pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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