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Police seek thieves armed with AR-15 rifle

Surveillance footage released by the Philadelphia Police Department shows the suspPPD

Police have released disturbing surveillance footage that shows two suspects rob a North Philly bodega with a weapon police identified as an AR-15 rifle.

The two masked suspects, one of whom pointed the rifle at the store clerk, reportedly took $500 from the at 24th and West Clearfield streets store around 8:40 p.m. last Thursday before fleeing the store.

No injuries were reported.

The Northwest detective squad is investigating the case.

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The suspects are described as two black males, about 19 to 20 years old. One was about 5’11” with an orange-hooded sweatshirt, a thin build, and armed with what appears to be an AR-15. The other was about 6 feet tall with a medium build, wearing all dark clothing.

Tipsters can call 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).

The AR-15 is a military grade rifle with many variants. Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster AR-15 during the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Watch surveillance footage of the robbery below.

 
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