Police seek trio who robbed payday-loan business in southwest Germantown [video]

Philadelphia Police are seeking three suspects involved in a Saturday morning robbery that netted $50,000 at Ace Cash Express, located on the corner of Wayne Avenue and Manheim Street in southwest Germantown.

According to investigators, an employee attempting to open the location was approached by an unknown man who placed a gun to his head, forced him inside and forced him to open the safe.

Also at the scene was a lookout who “remained outside in contact” with the getaway driver waiting in an older-model Pontiac Bonneville with a sunroof.

After the robbery, the two men were captured by surveillance cameras running east on Manheim Street and getting into the vehicle, in which all three fled the area.

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While no description of the driver was available, the gunman was described as a thin black male who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, khaki pants, black boots and a dark-colored mask at the time.

The lookout was described as a black male wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with white lettering on the front, and dark pants.

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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