Three masked gunmen rob Northeast Philadelphia Rite Aid

Three suspects wearing hoodies, masks and gloves held up the Rite Aide at 2503 Welsh Road early this morning.

Police are looking for three masked gunmen who robbed a Northeast Philadelphia Rite Aid early this morning. Investigators said the suspects entered the store at 2503 Welsh Road shortly before 4:20 a.m.


One of the men ordered the security guard on the ground, while a second man forced the shift manager into the office and ordered her to open the safe. A third man robbed a customer of his wallet containing about $100. The second man returned from the back with a tray of quarters and $2,000 in cash and all three suspects fled on foot. No injuries were reported.


The first suspect is described as a six-foot-one black man in his late 20s with a stocky build. He was wearing a gray hoodie and a face mask and carrying a black pistol, police said. The second suspect is described as a five-foot-four Hispanic man of about 20 years old with a thin build. He had a silver pistol and was wearing a gray hoodie, gloves and a white mask covering his face. The third man is described as a five-foot-six Hispanic man. He was wearing a red hoodie, gloves, black pants, black Nike sneakers and a face mask and carrying a black handgun.


Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847) or by filling out this online form.

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