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Armed robber fails after KFC workers flee in NE Philadelphia

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Police are looking for a masked bandit who tried to rob a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant at gunpoint in Northeast Philadelphia - but failed.

Detectives say the man walked into the KFC in the 9200 block of Roosevelt Boulevard at 6:50 p.m. on November 8th.

Surveillance video shows him wearing a bandana handkerchief over his nose and chin while pointing a handgun at workers and demanding money.

Police say rather than comply, the workers fled out the back door.

When the gunman saw that, he also took off - without taking any money.

Detectives are looking for a white man, about 20 years old, 6'2" tall, 200 lbs with a thin build.

He was wearing a black and white bandana over his face, a gray sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.

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