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Chickie's & Pete's in Drexel Hill robbed by masked gunmen

Police said more than $16,000 was stolen during the popular chains first armed robbery.

Police said more than $16,000 was stolen during the popular chains first armed robbery. Credit: Chickie's & Pete's Police said more than $16,000 was stolen during the popular chains first armed robbery. Credit: Chickie's & Pete's

A manager at the Chickie's & Pete's sports bar in Drexel Hill handed over about $16,000 and her wedding band and engagement ring to two masked men at gunpoint, police said.

This was the restaurant chain's first armed robbery in its nearly 40-year history, Chitwood said.

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Upper Darby Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Sunday that two black men entered the Delaware County restaurant on the 5000 block of Township Line Road around 9:30 a.m. through a side door.

The two men then busted into the female manager's office and one of the thieves pointed a gun to her head. She was told to empty the safe and hand over her rings, Chitwood said.

The masked men then forced the manager and three other employees into a freezer before they fled the scene. They may have fled in a silver Toyota Prius, Chitwood said, which was probably stolen.

Chitwood called the robbery an act of "Urban terrorism."

He said there are suspicions that it was an inside job.

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