Police have released surveillance footage of a gun-toting and knife-wielding female thief who is believed to have robbed seven stores so far.
The woman, described as a black female about 40 years of age and 5'2" to 5'5" tall, weighing about 120 pounds and with a "raspy" voice, was allegedly caught on surveillance tape sticking up multiple stores from Southwest Philly to Rittenhouse since October.
She is also suspected in the attempted knifepoint robbery of a 16-year-old girl on the 5900 block of Greenway Avenue. In that case the suspect fled after realizing the victim did not have any money.
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The suspect is believed to have been involved in the following incidents:
Oct. 3: Knifepoint robbery of 7-Eleven, 2144 Lombard Street, 12:25 a.m.
Oct. 10: Attempted knifepoint robbery of teenage girl, 5900 Greenway Avenue, 12:17 p.m.
Oct. 10: Knifepoint robbery of Angela's Market, 5700 Chester Avenue, 7:26 p.m.
Oct. 20: Demanded money while threatening with hand hidden in bag, Lid's Cafe, 2243 Tasker Street, 12:50 a.m.
Oct. 20: Gunpoint robbery of S&P Grocery, 6000 Kingsessing Ave., 9 p.m.
Oct. 20: Gunpoint robbery of Angela's Market, 5700 Chester Avenue, 8:58 p.m.
Nov. 3: Knifepoint robbery of 58th Street Market, 1801 S. 58th Street, 1:12 p.m.
Tipsters are being asked to call Southwest Detectives at 215-686-3183/3184.
Watch the surveillance video below.