West Oak Lane convenience store targeted by armed robber for second time in 12 days [Video]

Armed robbers have targeted a West Oak Lane convenience store with shocking regularity, leaving little more than a trail of surveillance footage in their wakes.

Three such cases were reported at the 7-Eleven located at 7720 Ogontz Ave. between April 21 and May 14, 2011. On Nov. 29 of this year, another pair of armed robbers went to the same store, making off with cash and cigarettes.

In the latest case, an unknown gunman entered the store around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday and approached an employee at the counter “pointing the handgun at him demanding he open the cash register.”

While he followed the employee behind the counter, he took off without getting any money.

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The suspect is described as a thin, 5-foot 11-inch tall man between the ages of 18 and 25 with a goatee. He was wearing tan cargo pants, a blue hooded sweatshirt and black-and-white Converse Chuck Taylor style sneakers at the time.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the unidentified suspects is asked to call 911, the Northwest Detective Division at (215) 686-3353/54 or the tipsline at (215) 686-8477 (TIPS). Tips can also be texted to PPD TIP (773847) or submitted via the department’s website.

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