NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - A young woman was working behind the counter at a Family Dollar store on Sunday afternoon when a man walked in and ended up holding her at gunpoint.
Police say it happened at about 1:15pm at the store in the 2600 block of Germantown Avenue.
The man walked to the first aisle and then “approached the employee, acting as if he was making a purchase.”
She tried to help but “he pulled up his jacket, exposing a handgun inside his waistband, demanding money.”
The robber got an unknown amount of money, put it in a bag, and got away southbound on Germantown Avenue.
The suspect is described as about 52-54 years old, 5’10" tall, weighing 170 lbs, with a medium-brown complexion.
He was wearing black square-frame glasses, a blue knit cap, a dark blue or black jacket with a gray hooded sweatshirt underneath, black jeans, and he had a beard.
If you recognize him or know where he is, you’re asked to call 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPDTIP (773847), or click here to submit a tip anonymously. Police say all tips will be confidential.