Philadelphia Robbery Suspect Pulled AK-47 on Customer Before Fleeing

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – An armed robber pointed his AK-47 at a customer while fleeing the scene of a robbery he committed, police said this week.

Philadelphia police detectives are investigating the robbery that took place on May 10th, 2022, in West Philadelphia.

“It happened outside the Carpenter Mini Market at 835 South 59th Street. Around 11:00 AM, a man walked into the store to make a purchase,” the department said. “The offender, who had just left the store, entered the victim’s vehicle and took money from inside.”

According to police, when the victim approached his vehicle, the offender pulled out an AK47 semi-auto rifle with a pistol grip and pointed it at the victim before fleeing east on the 5800 block of Carpenter Street. The victim was not hurt.

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact:
Southwest Detective Division:
DC 22-18-022527