Police: Man Tries to Rob Center City Hallmark Store Using a Card

Naturally, he was unsuccessful.


Have you seen this guy? This fine upstanding gentleman is the suspect in an attempted robbery at the Hallmark Store at 1617 JFK Boulevard in Center City. And he went in armed with a card.

He paid Hallmark a visit on January 24th just before 4 p.m., and according to the above video, which includes surveillance footage from the store, he “handed a card to the cashier, with a demand note that said ‘give me all the money or I will kill you.'” Police say that the cashier called another employee over, at which point the suspect “grabbed the note back and fled the store.” He made off with nothing.

The suspect is described as follows: “Black male, 40s, medium build, glasses, with a beard & mustache, wearing a green colored jacket with the ‘Champion’ logo on the left breast, black pants, and white sneakers.”

If you have any information, call Central Detectives at 215-686-3093, or submit a tip via 215-686-TIPS.