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May 21, 2016

Police: Man armed with gun wanted for robbery in Spruce Hill

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052016_Commercial-Robbery Philadelphia Police/for PhillyVoice

Police are asking the public for help on Friday identifying a man wanted for a commercial robbery in the Spruce Hill section of Philadelphia.

The incident occurred May 15 around 8:15 p.m. at a CVS Pharmacy located at 4314 Locust Street.

Authorities say the man was observed by an employee placing merchandise inside a black bag. When confronted by an employee at the exit of the store, the suspect pulled out a gun before fleeing the area.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 30's, between 5-foot-7 and 6-foot tall. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, a gray button-down shirt, and a black knit hat.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Southwest Detective Division at (215) 686-3183/3184.