Police searching for three suspects in Germantown Rite Aid robbery

Philadelphia police are still searching for suspects in the armed robbery of an East Germantown pharmacy.

Just after 8 p.m., July 10, three men stole $3,000 from a safe inside a Rite-Aid on the 1300 block of East Washington Lane, according to officials with the Philadelphia Police Department.

The trio also took lottery tickets, cigarettes and cigars.

Officer Christine O’Brien, a police spokesperson, said the offenders handcuffed three employees before taking the money and merchandise. Two of the employees were linked together. The other employee was handcuffed alone.

O’Brien said one of the assailants stayed in the store after it closed, then instructed one of the employees to unlock the front door so two other men could come inside.

No injuries were reported.

O’Brien said police are looking into whether store surveillance tapes can provide any useful information about the identities of the assailants.

“They may attempt to put that out so everyone can get the video and possibly some still  (photo) from it,” she said.

A Rite-Aid employee said Monday that no one at the store was available for comment.

Ashley Flower, a spokesperson for Rite-Aid, said, “We are cooperating and working closely with the local authorities investigating the incident.”

The store is located at 1315 E. Washington Lane.

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