Monday, November 24, 2014
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Surveillance video released in robbery of $87K from Fishtown food distributor

Philadelphia police have released surveillance video from the Wednesday robbery of more than $87,000 from a food-distribution center in Fishtown.

Police say two assailants knocked on the door of Kawa Trading Corp. on the 1700 block of North Delaware Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday and identified themselves as police.

When the owners of the business opened the door, the attackers -- who were wearing hats emblazoned with the word "police" -- forced their way inside. One of them was wearing a badge.

At gunpoint, the robbers forced the workers to lay down in an office while they made off with about $87,700 in cash. 

The men then fled in a 1990s SUV.

The victims were not injured during the incident.

One suspect was described as Hispanic, in his late 20s or 30s and having a stocky build. He was wearing a light-blue mask, white shirt, and baseball cap with the word "police" on it during the robbery.

The other was described as Hispanic and in his mid-to-late 20s. He was wearing black shirt and baseball hat that said "police" at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-8477 (TIPS) or send a text message to 773847 (PPDTIP)


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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