Police seek trio who robbed East Germantown GameStop with a hammer [video]

Philadelphia Police investigators are seeking three men who allegedly robbed a GameStop location in East Germantown on Wednesday.

At 3:15 p.m., the suspects entered the store at 5301 Chew Ave. and pretended to shop for a few minutes, according to police. One then pulled out a hammer and smashed a display case, police said.

The trio, captured by the store’s video surveillance system, ran off with several items including iPads and iPods. The stolen goods are valued at $3,200, according to police.

Police describe all three suspects as thin black males, with goatees, in their late teens or early 20s.

One was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with horizontal white stripes, dark pants and black and white Converse-style sneakers at the time of the incident. Another was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored baseball hat and dark-colored pants.

The one with the hammer was wearing a light-gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black and white sneakers at the time.

Police ask anyone with information about the case, or suspects, 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.

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