Police seek gunman in attempted robbery at Dunkin Donuts location in Cedarbrook [video]

 Surveillance footage of the attempted armed robber, 6:55 p.m. Oct. 17. (Courtesy of PPD)

Surveillance footage of the attempted armed robber, 6:55 p.m. Oct. 17. (Courtesy of PPD)

Philadelphia Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man who tried to rob the Dunkin Donuts near Wadsworth and Cheltenham aves. at gunpoint last Thursday night.

According to investigators, the man entered the location with his hood up, approached the counter, pointed a handgun at an employee and demanded money from the cash register.

“During the robbery, the employee was under the impression that the robbery was a joke but soon realized the robbery was real and fled to the rear of the store,” according to a police report of the 6:55 p.m. incident. “After a few moments and a failed attempt at obtaining money, the suspect left the store and fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.”

The suspect is described as a black male in his late teens or early twenties with a light complexion and thin build. He was wearing a red bandana covering his face, a red hooded sweatshirt with a number “92” in white on the left chest and “ABERCROMBIE” in white on the left sleeve, faded blue jeans and white sneakers at the time, police said.

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.

This attempted robbery occurred within several days, and on the same block, as a theft at the Sneaker Villa location.

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