Police are seeking the public’s assistance in finding an unknown male who entered the Whisper Inn, 7610 Ogontz Ave. in West Oak Lane, on Dec. 18.
When he entered, ordered a drink while talking on his cellphone. After ordering, he exited the bar and came back in a short time later while continuing to speak on the phone. At 12:16 p.m. he pulled out a handgun and pointed it at an employee. He then walked behind the bar and began taking money from the cash registers.
While taking money from a second cash register, the suspect’s handgun fired, narrowly missing the employee it was pointed at.
The suspect took a total of $575 before heading south on Ogontz Ave.
The suspect is described as a 5’6″ to 5’7″ black male between the ages of 20 and 23 with a medium build and mustache. He was last seen wearing a black heavy down jacket, a black knit hat with a red insignia, black pants and brown timberland-style boots.
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.