Philadelphia Police, Cheltenham Township Police, and FBI Seek to ID Serial Armed Robbers
The Philadelphia Police Department, the Cheltenham Township Police Department, and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subjects believed responsible for at least nine armed commercial robberies in the past four weeks.
The dates and locations of the robberies are as follows:
8/17/18—Family Dollar; 1812 West Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia
8/17/18—Family Dollar; 6555 Greene Street, Philadelphia
8/22/18—Little Caesar’s Pizza; 7153 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia
8/22/18—Rite Aid; 7401 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia
8/22/18—Pizza Hut; 1401 66th Avenue, Philadelphia
8/24/18—Rite Aid; 6744 North 5th Street, Philadelphia
9/7/18—Rite Aid; 1401 West Cheltenham Avenue, Elkins Park
9/13/18—Metro PCS; 7147 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia
9/14/18—Rite Aid; 1401 West Cheltenham Avenue, Elkins Park
At least two individuals are involved in the robberies, which occurred at various times of day. One or both will enter the location, brandish a handgun, and demand money from an employee or employees.
The subjects are described as black males, approximately 20—30 years old and 5'8"—6'0" tall. Subject #1 is described as having a dark complexion. Subject #2 is described as having a light to medium complexion.
At the time of the most recent robbery, in the early hours of this morning, Subject #1 had on a black hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the left chest, black baseball cap, and a black mask concealing his nose and mouth, and carried a large silver handgun. Subject #2 had on a black hooded sweatshirt, ripped blue jeans, white sneakers, and a mask concealing his nose and mouth.
Anyone with information on these armed robberies or these subjects is asked to contact the FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000. There is a reward for information leading to these subjects' capture; tipsters can remain anonymous.