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Masked gunmen caught on camera robbing Philadelphia bar

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Police are asking for help identifying two masked men caught on camera robbing a Philadelphia bar at gunpoint.

WATCH the surveillance video on the Philadelphia Police Department's YouTube channel

It happened on November 28th at 11:02 p.m.

Surveillance video shows two hooded, masked men walking into the El Olimpico Bar in the 500 block of West Lehigh Avenue with guns drawn.

Police say the gunmen pointed handguns at the bartender and customers and demanded money.

They forced everyone into the back of the bar and made off with valuables taken from the customers and an undetermined amount of money from the cash register.

Police have released these descriptions of the suspects:

Suspect #1: Hispanic male, 24-25 years-of-age, 5-7"-5'8", 150-160 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with "Puma" on the front, blue pants, black ski mask, armed with a black handgun.

Suspect #2: Hispanic male, 6'0", medium build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black ski mask. This suspect was armed with a "Tech9" type handgun.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects is asked to contact Detective Yerkes at the Philadelphia Police Department's East Detectives Division at 215-686-3388/3389.

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