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Cell phone store bandit caught on camera in Philadelphia

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Cell phone store robbery in Philadelphia

Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help in tracking down a man caught on camera robbing a cell phone store.

It happened Friday June 22nd at 10:54 a.m. at the MobilTrac T-Mobile cell phone store in the 2600 block of Germantown Avenue.

Police say a man walked behind the counter with his right hand inside his pocket as if he had a weapon and demanded money.

The clerk gave him $300 in cash and the man fled north on Germantown Avenue.

Police are looking for a Black male, 20-25 years-of-age, 5'7" with a full beard. He was wearing a blue "Polo" baseball cap, a blue T-shirt, black or blue shorts and white sneakers.

You can watch surveillance video of the robbery in the 'Video Villains' section of the Police Department's websiteVideo Villains' section of the Police Department's website.

If you see this suspect do not approach him, contact 911 immediately.

To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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