PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) - Police have arrested one half of the duo they say is responsible for at least 21 armed robberies across Philadelphia and Cheltenham Township.
Yasim Lowman, 23, was arrested near his home on 73rd Avenue on Tuesday. Another suspect remains on the run.
Breaking: Confirmed @PhillyPolice & @FBIPhiladelphia get BIG break in spree of 21 armed holdups of stores in Northwest Philly&just over borders in Springfield Twp&Cheltenham. 1 of 2 suspected armed robbers Yasim Lowman,23, arrested near his home of 73rd Ave @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/Gw7y9La9zU— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) September 26, 2018
Lowman is currently only being charged with the robbery of a Lukoil, which took place on Tuesday in Springfield Township.
A vehicle registered to the mother of one of the suspects' child led police to Lowman.
Police say the suspects have robbed several businesses since Aug. 17. Investigators say the suspects have targeted drug stores, dollar stores and pizza shops.
Anyone with information about the second suspect is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department.