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VIDEO: Police seek East Oak Lane 7-Eleven robber

The suspect entered the 7-Eleven store at 6771 N. Fifth St. shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Philadelphia police are hopeful the public can help them solve a robbery at the 7-Eleven store in East Oak Lane earlier this week.

The suspect entered the store at 6771 N. Fifth St. shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday armed with a handgun, according to police. He then pointed the gun at a store clerk and demanded money.

The robber fled the store south on Fifth Street carrying a bag of cash.

Police described the suspect as a black male of a medium complexion, 30 to 40 years old, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds. He had a thin mustache with a beard and was wearinga black knit hat, a black, waist-length, heavy canvas jacket (possible Dickies brand) with a small white and yellow label on the front, dark colored pants and Timberland boots.

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Police posted video of the robbery to YouTube on Thursday. They urge anyone with information about the crime to call Northwest Detectives Division at215-686-3353/3354.

 
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