Two Metro PCS stores — one in Passyunk Square and one in Girard Estate — were robbed Monday although police have not indicated that they are related.
At 10:45 a.m. a man armed with a black revolver entered Metro PCS, 1050 E. Passyunk Ave., jumped the counter and demanded the 20-year-old employee open the register, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. The worker obliged, and the offender swiped $500 before fleeing on foot.
The thief was described as black with a dark complexion, 5-foot-7; having a medium build; and wearing a black hoodie, blue scarf, black Dickies and black and red gloves.
About five hours later, two men held up Metro PCS, 2121 Oregon Ave., Tolliver said. The duo walked behind the counter, and the armed robber asked where to find the cash. A 22-year-old worker opened the register and the other offender grabbed $3,000 as the gun-wielding man snatched a $499 Samsung Galaxy SIII and asked if there was more money. When told “no,” the pair fled westbound on Oregon.
The armed offender was described as black with a medium complexion, age 18, 5-foot-10, thin; having brown eyes; and wearing a royal blue Hollister hoodie, black sweatpants, black bandana over his face and black and red gloves. His accomplice was described as black with a light complexion, 5-foot-10, thin; having brown eyes; wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans, a black bandana over his face, black gloves and a backpack.
To report information, call South Detectives’ tip line at 215-685-1635, text PPDTIP (773847) or visit phillypolice.com/forms.
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