Police search for suspects in Dunkin' Donuts burglary

- Philadelphia Police are looking to identify two suspects who they say were involved in a burglary at an Olney Dunkin' Donuts.

The incident occurred at the location on the 6200 block of North Front Street.

Workers at the  store are rattled. They wonder if it will happen again.  For the second time in 4 months employees have come face-to-face with robbers.

“She was terrified for her life,” said Eric Boutis,manager of the store on the 6200 Block of Front Street.

Boutis described the New Year’s Eve burglary where two men are seen on surveillance video busting into the drive-thru window about 4:15 a.m. Saturday morning while the store was closed. The video shows once inside the pair unsuccessfully tried to break open the cash drawers from registers.

But according to Boutis, when the two returned about an hour later a female employee walked in on the alleged burglars when they were inside the store office.  

“She actually screamed and she asked them what they were doing and they just looked at her and they ran out,” said Boutis.

It’s not the first time this Dunkin' Donuts was a target of crime. FOX 29 reported on an armed robbery back in August of 2016.  A man walked into the store and pointed a gun at worker Brenda Garcia. Garcia’s 7-year-old daughter happened to be in the store at the time screamed for help. The would be robber ran out of the store without taking any money. No one was hurt.

“It’s just scary to come in in the morning now,” said Boutis.

Customers of the store say the latest incident won’t stop them from coming to the family-owned franchise.  

“It’s just sad how people are. You don’t have a job get out there and make a living and get a job you don’t have to rob nobody,” said customer Olivia Bennett of Olney.

Employees are just hoping the store doesn’t become a target again.

“It’s pretty overwhelming but at the end of the day we still have to come to work” added Boutis.

Employees say the burglars did not get away with a lot of money.  

Police are looking for the suspects who got away in gold or light colored sedan possibly a Pontiac.
Philadelphia Police are asking anyone who may recognize the suspects or have information to call Northwest Detectives at 215-686-3353.


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