Philadelphia Police Search for Robbery Suspect Wanted for Crimes in Northern Liberties, Port Richmond

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Philadelphia police say the same armed robber hit two restaurants, both located in the East Division but miles apart.

On May 29, around 5 p.m., the suspect crashed into a Primo Hoagies in the 2700 block of East Clearfield Street in the Port Richmond neighborhood.

Kayla Sedes, a store employee, said the culprit pretended to have a delivery to pick up, then forced the three employees back at gunpoint.

Sedes said he brandished the gun before pointing it at her.

“He ended up attacking the customers, pointing the gun at them and taking them to the back with us,” Sedes said.

She said his English was not good and he had difficulty giving orders. She managed to free herself when he sent her back alone to collect the money for him, and that’s when another customer arrived.

“Soon after, he followed me and fled with the rest of the money,” she recalls.

Police say he took $1,000.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect at a SEPTA turnstile.

Nearly a week earlier, on May 24, the same suspect robbed the Drunk Crab in the 400 block of West Girard Avenue in the Northern Liberties section of the city.

Police say the suspect jumped over the counter around 8 p.m. and pointed a gun at an employee.

The suspect, still wanted, fled with nothing and fled.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

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