VIDEO: Bustleton smoke shop robbed at gunpoint
A man armed with a gun robbed a smoke shop in the Bustleton section of Northeast Philadelphia last Thursday evening.
Philadelphia police posted video of the robbery at 1 Stop Smoke Shop, located at 10103 Verree Road, to YouTube on Wednesday. The video shows the suspect entering the store at 6:36 p.m. and lifting up his shirt to reveal a gun to a clerk.
The suspect fled on foot toward Red Lion Road with an undetermined amount of cash. Police described him as a stocky white man, 5 feet 2 inches or 5 feet 3 inches tall and 180 to 200 pounds. He had a full beard and was wearing a black wool cap, a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.
Police urge anyone with information about the robbery to call Northeast Detectives Division at 215-686-3153/3154.