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West Oak Lane man arrested for armed robbery

An anonymous phone tip led police to arresting Lavell Lewis, a 19-year-old man from West Oak Lane who allegedly robbed a pharmacy in the same neighborhood on Nov. 7.

West Oak Lane man arrested for armed robbery

Lavell Lewis / Philadelphi Police

An anonymous phone tip led police to arresting Lavell Lewis, a 19-year-old man from West Oak Lane who allegedly robbed a pharmacy in the same neighborhood on Nov. 7.

Lewis and an armed accomplice walked into a pharmacy on Old York Road near 66th Avenue around 10:50 a.m. A surveillance camera inside the pharmacy captured footage of Lewis jumping over the counter holding a messenger bag and a handgun.

A clerk who was standing behind the counter put prescription medications into the bag while the second man, who has not yet been identified, stood at the door.

Lewis and the second suspect ran from the store along Old York Road and police are still looking for the second suspect.

Lewis was arrested Monday and is charged with robbery, assault, conspiracy and reckless endangerment. He’ll appear in court on Dec. 13, according to court documents.

He was taken to the Youth Study Center and is being held on $50,000 bail.

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