VIDEO: Man steals iPad at gunpoint from East Germantown GameStop

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Police released this surveillance video of the man wanted in an iPad theft.
Credit: Philadelphia Police

Philadelphia police on Tuesday released surveillance video of a man stealing an iPad at gunpoint Sunday from an East Germantown GameStop.

Investigators said the suspect around 11:20 a.m. entered the video game store at 5301 Chew Ave. and asked about the popular tablet.

After confirming the store had iPads in stock, the man allegedly told an employee he’d return with money to buy one.

Police said the man did return about five minutes later and pretended to buy the iPad.

But as an employee rang up the purchase, the suspect instead allegedly pulled out a handgun and stole the tablet.

He then fled the store on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a thin black male, 5-foot-10, in his late teens to early 20s.

Investigators said he has a thin mustache and goatee, and was last seen wearing a red baseball cap with a logo on the front, a royal blue Nike T-shirt, blue denim shorts and white socks pulled up to his knees with a dark-colored stripe down the back.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the crime is asked to call 911, to contact the Northwest Detectives Division at 215-686-3353 or 3354, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.


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