By Alex Lloyd Gross
You would have to be stupid to try to rob a convenience store in 2017 but that has not stopped a duo of brazen thieves that police said have terrorized small businesses by walking in and announcing a hold up. They have gotten away with small amounts of cash and cigarettes. A pattern has developed where two males dress alike and rob the different stores. The robberies started September 24 and are current to Oct 11. To date, no one has been arrested.
The crime spree is not limited to the far northeast. The bandits have crossed geographical lines and gotten away with hold ups in Southampton, Warminster and multiple hold ups in the northeast. At times, one of the robbers has used a Halloween Mask to hide his face. They are described as follows.
White male 19-21 years, 5’7 to 5’8, thin build wearing a black bandana and hoodie, black, blue and orange New York Knicks basketball shorts ¾ length, and black sneakers, wearing a knee brace to his left leg with tattoos on the legs. Male was armed with a black semi-auto pistol.
DC#17-07-026673, NEDD#17-10923, Sunday October 8, 2017, at 1:34 am, 1900 Welsh Road (7-Eleven)
On October 8, 2017, at 1:34 am, an unknown black male entered the 7-Eleven located 1900 Welsh Road wearing a mask and gloves demanding money and merchandise. After taking an an undisclosed amount of money and 40 packs of cigarettes, the suspect fled the store and was last seen east on Welsh Road toward Roosevelt Boulevard. No injuries were reported during this incident.
Suspect Description: Black male, 22 years-of-age, 5’8″, wearing a light gray hooded shirt, dark pants, and armed with a small handgun.
DC#17-07-026745, NEDD#17-10958, Monday October 9, 2017, at 2:18 am, 13000 Bustleton Avenue (Sunoco)
On October 9, 2017, at 2:18 am, white male entered the Sunoco A Plus located at 13000 Bustleton Avenue armed with a handgun. After approximately an undisclosed amount of money the suspect fled and was last seen north on Bustleton Avenue. No injuries were reported during this incident.
Suspect Description: White male, 22 years-of-age, 5’8”, thin build, dark complexion, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, and armed with a handgun.
DC#17-07-026757, NEDD#17-10970, Monday October 9, 2017, at 10:00 am, 13000 Bustleton Ave(Sunoco)
*****2nd Robbery of this location*****
On October 9, 2017, at 10:00 am, an unknown white male entered the Sunoco A Plus located 13000 Bustleton Avenue armed with a handgun and approached the cashier demanding all the money from the cash register. After complying with the suspect’s demands giving him an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled on foot and was last seen west on Byberry Road.
Suspect Description: White male, thin build, 25-35 years-of-age, walks with a noticeable limp, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, long dark colored shorts, light colored gloves, gold or yellow colored mask, and armed with a handgun.
DC#17-07-026928, NEDD#17-11061, Wednesday October 11, 2017, at 1:30 am, 10950 Roosevelt Boulevard (Sunoco)
On October 11, 2017, at 1:30 am, an unknown black male entered the Sunoco A Plus located at 10950 East Roosevelt Boulevard armed with a handgun. After taking an undisclosed amount of money and an unknown amount of store product including cigarettes, and attempting to take the complainant’s vehicle he fled and was last seen south on the Roosevelt Boulevard. No injuries were reported during this incident.
Suspect Description: Black male, 25 years-of-age, 6’2″, thin build, light complexion, wearing a gray colored hooded sweatshirt with a white emblem on front, and armed with a handgun.
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