The Philadelphia Police Department is looking for a suspect in connection with two robberies in West Oak Lane.
Both of the robberies occurred at Little Caesars pizza franchises.
The PPD reported that, shortly after noon on Dec. 22, "an unknown male entered Little Caesars pizza located at 7152 Ogontz Avenue and approached an employee, a 17-year-old female, who was behind the cash register." Authorities said the suspect passed the employee a note which stated, "Put the money in a bag." The suspect then allegedly told the employee to "ring up a pizza to open the drawer."
In that incident, cops said the suspect made off with an undetermined amount of cash. As he was leaving, though, cops claimed he said, "Sorry if you get fired. Be safe out there"
In the second incident, cops reported that the same suspect entered another Little Caesars at 1555 Wadsworth Avenue around 2:50 p.m. Like the first incident, cops alleged that a note was passed to an employee with instructions, "Give me the money in a bag."
In response, the employee reportedly said she didn't have any money. The PPD said the suspect then fled the scene.
Cops described the suspect as a black male, 20-25 years old and standing 5-foot-4. He's described as having a medium complexion and facial hair, and he was last spotted wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with white draw strings, dark colored pants, black boots and red ear buds.
The PPD encouraged anyone with information to contact them at 911 or 215-686-TIPS (8477). Members of the public may also text tips to PPD TIP (773847) or submit tips online.