Shotgun-wielding bandit robs barber shop in Northeast Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

One man is in custody after a barber shop robbery in Northeast Philadelphia.

It happened after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Witnesses said the suspect walked into the business in the 6600 block of Castor Avenue and pulled out a shotgun shortly after 9 a.m.

He took cash from several customers and ran away.

Officers in the area spotted the suspect a short time later and chased him on foot.

They caught up with him in the 1200 block of Magee Street and took him into custody.

No one was injured.

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