VIDEO: Fishtown store employee fights back against robber
Philadelphia police are seeking the public’s help identifying a robber who punched a Fishtown convenience store employee in the face Tuesday afternoon.
Police posted surveillance video footage of the robbery to YouTube on Wednesday. It shows an employee at Cho Tac Ki Mini Market, located at 2548 Kensington Ave., fight back against the robber.
The suspect entered the Fishtown store about 1:10 p.m. Tuesday. He approached an employee working behind the checkout counter, stated he was armed with a gun and demanded money, according to police.
The employee sustained a minor injury when punched in the face during a struggle with the suspect, who stole an undetermined amount of cash from the register before exiting the store by way of a second-floor window.
Police describe the suspect as a dark-skinned black male in his early to mid-20s and about 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black skull cap, a black jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call East Detectives Division at 215-686-3243/3244.