Stenton Ave. convenience store robbed by pair with sawed-off shotgun [video]

 Surveillance footage of the man who used a sawed-off shotgun to rob a Stenton Avenue convenience store on Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department)

Surveillance footage of the man who used a sawed-off shotgun to rob a Stenton Avenue convenience store on Tuesday morning. (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department)

Philadelphia Police are seeking a pair of men who used a sawed-off shotgun to rob the 7-Eleven location near Stenton and Chelten avenues on Tuesday morning.

Investigators released surveillance footage of the robbery on Thursday with the hope that the public could provide information about the incident or the armed robbers involved.

Just after 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, a man armed with a sawed-off shotgun entered the store located near the Ogontz/West Oak Lane line, 1830 Stenton Ave., while another man “remained at the front door acting as a lookout,” according to police.

“While inside, the armed suspect pointed the shotgun at an employee as he went behind the counter demanding money from the cash register,” police reports stated. “When the employee opened the cash register, the suspect took approximately $50 in cash.”

Both unidentified men then fled on foot east along Stenton Avenue.

One customer was in the store at the time, but was not hurt during the robbery, according to police.

The gunman is described as being roughly 6-feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a dark-colored down jacket, dark pants, black boots and a black knit mask covering his face.

The lookout was described as roughly 5-feet 3-inches tall with a small build and scruffy beard. He, too, wore a mask over his face along with a dark-colored sweatshirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.

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.

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