Police search for Germantown grocery store robber

Philadelphia police are searching for an unidentified man caught on tape robbing an East Germantown corner store last Thursday.

At around 6 a.m. on Dec. 20, the suspect forced open the basement door of Tavares Grocery Store near the corner of Chelten Avenue and Heiskell Street and stole an undetermined amount of cash and $800 worth of cigarettes. He then fled in an unknown direction.

Police describe the suspect as a black male between 20 and 30 years-old with a scruffy beard and a stocky build. The offender was wearing a dark knit hat, dark hooded jacket, blue jeans and black and white sneakers at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the crime or suspect is asked to call Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353.

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