Bag filled with ‘large sum of cash’ stolen from delivery vehicle in West Oak Lane [video]

 Surveillance image of the van driven by the alleged theft suspects in West Oak Lane. (Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Police)

Surveillance image of the van driven by the alleged theft suspects in West Oak Lane. (Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Police)

Philadelphia Police released surveillance video on Monday in an attempted to identify two men who allegedly stole a “large sum of cash” from a delivery vehicle while the driver was inside an Ogontz Avenue gas station.

The theft occurred just after 2:30 p.m. May 30 outside the Gulph gas station located at 7100 Ogontz Ave.

After the driver left his vehicle, “two unknown males exited a white van and approached the complainant’s delivery van on the driver’s side,” according to a police press release.

“One of the suspects enters the complainant’s van and removes a large white back which contained a large sum of cash while the other suspect acts as a look-out,” it continued.

The pair then got back in their van and fled the area, according to police.

One of the alleged thieves is described as a 5-foot 11-inch tall, fortysomething black man with a heavy build who was wearing a light-colored or white T-shirt and dark pants.

The other is described as a 5-foot 9-inch tall black man in his twenties with a stocky build; he was wearing a light-colored T-shirt and light-colored Capri shorts.

Police ask anyone with information about the case, or suspect, to call 911, the Northwest Detective Division at (215) 686-3353/54 or the tipsline at (215) 686-TIPS, text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or send it in via the department’s website.

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