Philadelphia police are seeking the public's assistance identifying the suspect in an armed robbery at Dauphin Discount Store, in the city's Strawberry Mansion section, on Dec. 27.

Police posted video of the gunpoint robbery to YouTube on Thursday.

The robbery happened about 4:20 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27. The suspect went behind the counter, grabbed an employee by her shirt while pointing a gun at her and forced her to open the cash register, threatening that he would kill her if she said anything. He stole roughly $1,200 while fleeing the store, located at 2800 Dauphin St., on foot.


Police described the suspect as a black male, with a medium complexion, in his 20s. He was wearing a dark baseball cap, sunglasses, a dark, hooded jacket and light pants.

Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to contact Central Detectives Division at215-686-3093/3094.

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