Nine-year-old girl robbed of $13 in East Germantown [Updated]

Update: NBC10 is reporting that the youths turned themselves into police late Friday night.

Two teenagers robbed a third-grade student outside an East Germantown corner store just after 8:30 a.m. Friday, police said.

After the 9-year-old girl bought something inside Jaques Mini-Market at Wakefield and Ashmead streets, the pair, which had been inside the store, waited outside.

When she started walking along Wakefield, they “grabbed the complainant’s wallet containing $13 in cash” and ran east of Ashmead Street, according to police.

The suspects are described as two black males between the ages of 14 and 18.

One was thin and was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt with the word PUMA in white lettering on the left sleeve and dark-colored running pants with vertical white stripes down the legs.

The other had a medium build and was wearing a gray jacket with a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt underneath with the word ADIDAS and symbol in white on the front and khaki pants, police said.

Anbody with information about the robbers is asked to call 911, Northwest Detectives at (215) 686-3353/54, the tipsline at (215) 686-8477 (TIPS), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or submit information via the department’s website.

According to a Monday press release from the Philadelphia Police Department:

“The Philadelphia Police Department would like to extend its gratitude to the media and the public for helping us identify and arrest the suspects for a robbery that occurred in East Germantown.

“On March 8, 2013, at 8:31am, while the complainant was inside Jaques Mini-Market located at Wakefield and Ashmead Streets, two unknown males were watching the complainant make a purchase. The suspects then went outside and waited for the complainant to leave the store. Once the complainant left the store the suspects approached the complainant on the 5200 block of Wakefield Street and grabbed the complainant’s wallet containing $13 in cash. Both suspects then fled east on Ashmead Street.

“The suspects who are both juveniles were arrested on March 9, 2013 and are charged with robbery and related offenses.”

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