Main Street CVS robbed twice at gunpoint

Police are investigating two armed robberies at the CVS on Main Street in Manayunk over a three-day period.

The first happened Christmas morning, and the second took place Monday about 9 a.m.

In the Christmas incident, police say, a man approached a store employee from behind as he was opening the front door. He then pulled a handgun and demanded to be taken to the store’s safe. The employee took the suspect to the safe in the manager’s office and stole $6,500 in cash. He then shoved the money in a black book bag and ran out the back door.

Police say the suspect was a black man in his early 30s, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing about 190 pounds. He had a goatee, medium complexion and was wearing a gray, hooded coat with fur around the hood and a ’99’ logo on the back.

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In the other robbery, police say, a man approached the store’s manager and pretended to have a gun.  As the two walked toward the manager’s office, two armed men jumped over the counter. The three stole $2,560 from a safe in the manager’s office and ordered the employees to stay there while the men ran away.

Officer Christine O’Brien said police don’t yet know whether the two events are related but are studying footage from on-site security cameras for clues.

CVS representatives declined to comment on the armed robberies. No injuries were reported in either of the incidents.

Anyone with more information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS (8477).

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