Police Seeking Suspects In Southwest Philly Armed Robbery

Philadelphia Police are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating two men involved an armed robbery.

Police were called to the scene for a report of a robbery in progress back on August 27th around 3:45 p.m. on the 4900 block of Master Street in Southwest Philadelphia.

According to police, one of the suspects entered the store and pointed a revolver at the store employee. The suspect then pushed the employee behind the counter and struck him in the back of the head with the gun, before forcing him to open the register.

The store owner then came from the back of the store after hearing the commotion. Police say the suspect then turned his gun own the owner, firing one shot in his direction and missing.

The store employee suffered a minor injury, but refuse medical treatment. The store owner was not injured.

The offender took approximately $500 before fleeing the store and jumping into a blue Chrysler 200 and heading east on Thompson Street.

Police are also hoping to identify the driver of the Chrysler.

The gunman has been described as a male, standing roughly six feet tall with a medium build.

The driver has been described as a Hispanic male with light complexion, thin build, and facial hair. 

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