Po­lice, FBI seek two men in­volved in armed rob­beries

Times Chronicle & Public Spirit - - NEWS - A press re­lease from the FBI

PHILADEL­PHIA » The Philadel­phia Po­lice Depart­ment, the Chel­tenham Township Po­lice Depart­ment and the FBI are seek­ing the pub­lic’s as­sis­tance to iden­tify and lo­cate the sub­jects be­lieved re­spon­si­ble for at least nine armed com­mer­cial rob­beries in the past four weeks.

The dates and lo­ca­tions of the rob­beries are as fol­lows:

• Aug. 17: Fam­ily Dol­lar, 1812 W. Chel­tenham Ave., Philadel­phia

• Aug. 17: Fam­ily Dol­lar, 6555 Greene St., Philadel­phia

• Aug. 22: Lit­tle Cae­sar’s Pizza, 7153 Ogontz Ave., Philadel­phia

• Aug. 22: Rite Aid, 7401 Ogontz Ave., Philadel­phia

• Aug. 22: Pizza Hut, 1401 66th Ave., Philadel­phia

• Aug. 24: Rite Aid, 6744 N. Fifth St., Philadel­phia

• Sept. 7: Rite Aid, 1401 W. Chel­tenham Ave., Elkins Park

• Sept. 13: Metro PCS, 7147 Ogontz Ave., Philadel­phia

• Sept. 14: Rite Aid, 1401 W. Chel­tenham Ave., Elkins Park

At least two in­di­vid­u­als are in­volved in the rob­beries, which oc­curred at var­i­ous times of day. One or both will en­ter the lo­ca­tion, bran­dish a hand­gun and de­mand money from an em­ployee or em­ploy­ees.

The sub­jects are de­scribed as black males, ap­prox­i­mately 20 to 30 years old and 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall. Sub­ject No. 1 is de­scribed as hav­ing a dark com­plex­ion. Sub­ject No. 2 is de­scribed as hav­ing a light to medium com­plex­ion.

At the time of the most re­cent rob­bery in the early hours of Sept. 14, sub­ject No. 1 had on a black hooded sweat­shirt with a white logo on the left chest, a black base­ball cap and a black mask con­ceal­ing his nose and mouth and car­ried a large silver hand­gun. Sub­ject No. 2 had on a black hooded sweat­shirt, ripped blue jeans, white sneak­ers and a mask con­ceal­ing his nose and mouth.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on these armed rob­beries or these sub­jects is asked to con­tact the FBI/PPD Vi­o­lent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000. There is a re­ward for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to these sub­jects’ cap­ture; tip­sters can re­main anony­mous.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — FBI

The Philadel­phia Po­lice Depart­ment, the Chel­tenham Township Po­lice Depart­ment and the FBI are seek­ing the pub­lic’s as­sis­tance to iden­tify and lo­cate the sub­jects in these sur­veil­lance photos.

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