Man Robs Center City 7-Eleven Using Pepper Spray

His take? Ten packs of smokes.

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A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a man who allegedly robbed cigarettes from a Wawa simply by shoving the cashier, and now police say that another cigarette bandit has struck in the city, this time using pepper spray.

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According to police, the man seen here robbed the 7-Eleven at 1 Franklin Town Boulevard — about a block off of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway — on Wednesday, August 19th at 3:47 a.m. Police say that he asked the cashier at the store for 10 packs of cigarettes and after the cashier placed them on the counter, the suspect sprayed the 61-year-old man in the face instead of paying. The man fled the store with his smokes and the victim was treated at Hahnemann Hospital.

Police describe the suspect as follows: “Black male, 20 years-of-age, 5’11”-6’0″, dark complected, Afro style hair, wearing a camouflage shirt, dark colored shorts, and dark colored sneakers.”

Wait, is that really an Afro?

Watch the full surveillance video — which includes the pepper spray attack — below. And if you recognize the suspect, call Detective Hood in the Central Detective Division at 215-685-3093.

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