Police release video of armed robbery at E. Germantown corner store

The Philadelphia Police are seeking assistance in identifying four suspects connected to the robbery of a grocery store in East Germantown.

According to police, the four suspects rushed into Carmen’s Grocery Store, located at 952 E. Woodlawn St. around 1:50 p.m. Monday. They knocked an unknown person into a rack of snacks, entered the store’s office area by shoving the store clerk aside and took an undetermined amount of cash.

Two of the four were armed, police said.

Suspect descriptions

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As depicted on the surveillance video, all the suspects were African-American males who wore hooded sweatshirts and dark-colored pants.

The first suspect is believed to be a thin 6-foot tall male between the age of 16 and 18 years old. He wore a blue hoodie and black track pants and was armed with a silver handgun.

The second suspect is also believed to be roughly the same age. Around 5-feet 9-inches tall and also armed, he wore a gray sweatshirt and a red hat with black trim possibly stating “Miami” on the front.

The third suspect wore a gray hoodie with dark pants and brown work boots while the fourth donned a gray hoodie with dark boots with black athletic sneakers.

Police ask the public to contact 911 immediately if they see the four suspects; anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Northwest Detective Division at (215) 686-3353.

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