Police search for robbery suspects accused of attacking grocery store clerk

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) Philadelphia police say they are searching for two robbery suspects after a grocery store employee was attacked with brass knuckles.

The incident happened on July 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the city's Frankford section.

According to police, two unknown males entered a grocery store located on the 1300 block of Unity Street to purchase water ice. Police say as the employee was scooping the water ice one of the suspects went behind the counter striking the employee, a 20 year-old male, several times with brass knuckles forcing him to the ground.

Investigators say the suspects then went to the cash register taking an undisclosed amount of money. After taking the money, both suspects fled on foot and were last seen west on Unity Street, according to police.

Prior to the robbery one of the suspects is seen removing a black handgun from his waist band and passing it to the other suspect, police say.

Police describe the first suspect as a black male: 15-20 years-of-age, 5'8″, unshaven, wearing a blue and white shirt with a green stripes down the back, light blue shorts, black sneakers, and armed with brass knuckles. The second suspect is described as a black male: 15-20 years-of-age, 5'6″, orange and red hair, wearing a black shirt, orange shorts, and armed with a black handgun