Knife-wielding man nets $43 in Germantown car-rental location robbery

Police are searching for a man who robbed the Germantown Enterprise Rent-A-Car on West Chelten Avenue Monday afternoon.

At about 12:12 p.m., the man entered the store at 217 W. Chelten Ave. and asked about a rental car. He stepped away from the counter and returned moments later, brandishing a knife.

Police said he ordered everyone to get on the floor and demanded money, escaping with $43 in cash and fled east on Chelten Avenue by foot.

The suspect — a black male in his 40s with a dark complexion — was about 5-foot-8, 185 pounds with a mustache, scruffy beard and was wearing all black clothing and a black ski cap at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northwest Detectives at 215-686-3353 or 3354.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.