They rolled into a West Cheltenham Avenue laundromat in Friday’s wee hours, both wearing masks, one wielding a handgun.
The would-be armed robber forced the Laundry Depot employee to the ground and handcuffed him and ordered a customer to lay face down on the floor just before 5 a.m.
With the coast seemingly clear, both masked men spent about 20 minutes trying to bust into an ATM machine, but had zero success. So, they snatched a laptop from the laundromat office and ran away towards nearby Limekiln Pike.
Police on Thursday released video of said incident in an attempt to catch the masked men, both described as black males in their twenties with slim-to-medium builds.
One was about 6-feet tall, and was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with “Nike” on the front in white lettering, gray cargo pants, a light-colored mask covering his face and black gloves, according to police.
The other was about 5-foot-6, and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, faded blue jeans, white/black gloves, black and white sneakers and a mask covering his face while carrying a red/black duffel bag with power tools inside.
Police ask anyone with information about the case, or suspect, to call 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.