Police seek suspect who burglarized E. Germantown corner store [video]

Philadelphia Police released video on Thursday of a Dec. 4 burglary at an East Germantown deli that had been previously robbed as recently as Nov. 7.

In this case, an unknown burglar took $1,200 in cash and a handgun, according to investigators.



The burglary, for which there was at least one person serving as lookout, occurred at 4:45 a.m. at Woodlawn Deli and Grocery Store, which is located in the 5600 block of Chew Ave.

The burglar forced open a security gate over a window, took several items including a Ruger 9mm handgun and fled in an unknown direction.

The unknown suspect, described as a black male in his 30s who appears to be bowlegged, wore a dark-colored knit hat, brown coat, gray hooded sweatshirt and dark-colored sneakers while carrying a dark-colored backpack.

In November, a pair of masked men robbed the same deli at gunpoint. A Germantown man was later arrested in connection with that case amid a spate of six robberies.

Investigators ask anyone with information about the case, or suspects, to call Northwest Detective Division at (215) 686-3353/54 or the tips line at (215) 686-TIPS, text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or send it in via the department’s website.

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