Police are seeking suspects in two separate armed robberies in one Wissinoming market and have released video hoping the public can help with track down the suspects.
This week, a suspect entered the Lisa & Charlie Market, on Torresdale Avenue near Comly, at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday and grabbed a female employee from behind. He put the employee in a chokehold and held a black gun with polished wood grips to her chest. The female grabbed the weapon and the suspect struggled with her to recover the gun.
The employee was able to wrestle the firearm from the suspect, who fled from the store. He was seen running east on Higbee Street and south on Vandike Street.
The suspect is described as a white male, between 35 and 40 years old with long brown hair, a scruffy beard and a mustache. He is about 5-foot-4 and weighs 140 pounds and was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, black pants and a blue bandana tied around his head.
A second robbery took place at Lisa & Charlie's at 5:15 p.m. on June 14. The suspect was armed with a knife and demanded money from an employee, who gave the thief about $60. The suspect fled the crime scene on a black bicycle.
The suspect in the June 14 robbery is described as a white male, in his 30s, about 5-foot-11 and was wearing a blue T-shirt and three-quarter length blue jeans.
To view the surveillance video of the robberies, visit the Philadelphia Police YouTube channel or phillypolice.com/news. Anyone with information on either of these two cases is asked to call Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153.