Sus­pects sought in armed rob­bery

Three men rob con­sign­ment shop, tie up em­ploy­ees

The Review - - Front Page - By Thomas Celona tcelona@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @thoma­scelona on Twit­ter

MANAYUNK >> Philadel­phia po­lice and the FBI con­tinue to search for three men in­volved in last week’s armed rob­bery of a Manayunk con­sign­ment shop in which the men tied up store em­ploy­ees as they made off with ap­prox­i­mately $60,000.

One of the three men in­volved en­tered Remix, a con­sign­ment shop lo­cated at 4355 Main St., at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18, ac­cord­ing to Philadel­phia po­lice. The man re­quested as­sis­tance from em­ploy­ees near the back of the store and then took out a hand­gun. The man forced the em­ploy­ees to sit down and then bound them with flex cuffs.

The man then let two other men, who were wear­ing masks, into the store, po­lice said. The three pro­ceeded to fill shop­ping bags with de­signer hand­bags, cloth­ing, jew­elry and wal­lets val­ued at an es­ti­mated to­tal of $60,000 for about 10min­utes be­fore flee­ing. It is un­known to where or how the three left the scene.

No in­juries were re­ported in the in­ci­dent, po­lice said.

The first sus­pect was de­scribed as a 30- to 40-year-old black­man­with a stocky build, a medium com­plex­ion and a close beard who was wear­ing a dark--

col­ored Gucci base­ball cap, a dark-col­ored vest, khaki pants and dark- col­ored shoes, po­lice said.

The sec­ond man was de­scribed as a 25- to 35-yearold black man with a thin build and a dark com­plex­ion who was wear­ing a dark-col­ored hooded sweat­shirt, dark-col­ored sweat­pants, dark-col­ored boots and a dark- col­ored ski mask cov­er­ing his face, po­lice said.

The fi­nal sus­pect was de­scribed as a 25- to 35-yearold black man with a thin build who was wear­ing a zip-up jacket with a hooded sweat­shirt un­der­neath, Nike sneak­ers and a ski mask cov­er­ing his face, po­lice said. He could pos­si­bly have a tat­too on the back of his hand.

Video footage shows the sec­ond sus­pect vis­ited the store the day be­fore the rob­bery, ac­cord­ing to the FBI.

The three men are con­sid­ered armed and dan­ger­ous, ac­cord­ing to the FBI. Any­one who sees the sus- pects is warned not to ap­proach them and to call 911 im­me­di­ately, the Philadel­phia po­lice cau­tion.

A re­ward has been of­fered for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the cap­ture of the sus­pects.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the rob­bery or the sus­pects is asked to con­tact the FBI Vi­o­lent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000 or the Philadel­phia Po­lice Depart­ment’s North­west De­tec­tive Divi­sion at 215686-3353. Tips can also be made by call­ing 215-686TIPS (8477) or via text to PPD TIP (773847). Tips can be made con­fi­den­tially.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — FBI

One of the three­men in­volved in last week’s armed rob­bery of Remix con­sign­ment shop in Manayunk is pic­tured in sur­veil­lance footage.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — FBI

One of the three men in­volved in last week’s armed rob­bery of Remix con­sign­ment shop in Manayunk is pic­tured in sur­veil­lance footage.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — FBI

One of the three men in­volved in last week’s armed rob­bery of Remix con­sign­ment shop in Manayunk is pic­tured in sur­veil­lance footage.

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