Masked Men With Big Guns Wanted for Multiple Philly Robberies

Terrifying footage shows two robberies committed by masked men in Northwest Philly earlier this month.

Philadelphia Police today released terrifying video of two robberies in Northwest Philly this month. Both were committed by two young men — in their late teens or early 20s — armed with a variety of powerful guns.

The first robbery happened on March 2nd at the Silver Star Kitchen at 1453 Vernon Road. Two men had ordered when the suspects entered.

Surveillance footage shows the men pointing guns at the two customers, forcing them to the ground and robbing them. Cops say when an employee called police, the two gunmen fled. Police say the pair had a rifle with the stock removed and a weapon similar to a TEC-9.

Police also released footage of a second robbery on Monday of this week. Cops say the same two men entered Reyes Grocery at 2139 Chelten Avenue. In this case, the gunmen forced a 50-year-old employee behind the counter and took money and several cartons of cigarettes.

Police released these descriptions of the armed robbers:

  • Suspect No. 1: Black male, thin build, late teens to early 20 years-of-age, wearing a white mask, a dark colored Nike hooded sweatshirt with an emblem on the front upper left chest area, khaki pants, white sneakers, and armed with a rifle with the stock removed and the end covered with silver duct tape.
  • Suspect No. 2: Black male, stocky build, late teens to early 20 years-of-age, wearing a dark colored mask, dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, gray sneakers, silver watch on his left wrist, and armed with a TEC-9 style weapon and a silencer.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Northwest Detectives at 215-686-3353 or 215-686-3354. Anonymous tips can also be called in to 215.686.8477, texted to 773847 or submitted online.

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