Thursday, December 18, 2014

Police release surveillance video of robbers who hid in Target restroom

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Police have released surveillance video of three robbers who hid in a Target restroom before robbing the Northeast Philadelphia store of tens of thousands of dollars at gunpoint.

Philadelphia police are asking for help identifying the culprits in the Saturday robbery.

Authorities say the men hid in the restroom of the store at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd. and demanded money from the safe just after the business closed at 10 p.m.

Employees told the assailants that the safe couldn't be opened. The suspects then forced one of the workers to open cash registers.

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  • The suspects fled on foot after putting the cash into a dark-colored backpack.

    The three men made off with $10,000 to $30,000, police said. They were last seen heading south toward the 11000 block of Haldeman Avenue

    No one was injured in the robbery.

    One suspect is described as black, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, wearing glasses, a black hooded sweatshirt that read "make the dream real," gray pants and green sneakers. He was carrying a handgun.

    The second suspect is described as black and wearing a dark-colored backpack, dark pants and white and gray sneakers. He also wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and later changed into a red hooded sweatshirt.

    The third suspect is described as a black man wearing a dark hat, a gray hooded sweatshirt that had red and white writing, and gray pants.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-8477 (TIPS), 215-686-3153 or 215-686-3155. Tipsters can also send a text message to 773847 (PPDTIP).


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