Philadelphia Police are investigating two robberies in the 39th District that may be connected. Since Sept. 9, two Metro PCS stores and a Subway restaurant were robbed on Broad Street.
The suspects twice entered Metro PCS stores inquiring about cell phones and when the employee turned around, one was brandishing a handgun and demanding money.
On Sept. 9, an employee of the Metro PCS at 3154 N. Broad St. gave the suspects $850 in cash, according to police. A week later, the suspects took $130 from the 3712 N. Broad St. location on Sept. 16. They are also suspected of a robbery occuring at the Subway located at 3228 N. Broad St.
In surveillance video of the Sept. 9 robbery provided to police, one suspect appears to be about 5-foot-5 with a thin build, 140-150 lbs, wearing a light Polo hat and a dark hoody. The other appears to be 6-feet tall, 160 pounds and wearing a T-shirt and jeans. Both are also suspected of a robbery occuring at the Subway located at 3228 N. Broad St.
“We have the surveillance video posted on our website as well as our YouTube Channel,” said Officer Christine O’Brien, a police spokeswoman, “which has really been a great outlet for solving these crimes.”
Anyone with more information is asked to call the Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353.