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March 28, 2016

Police: Man robs Olde Richmond pharmacy with hypodermic needle

Suspect threatens female employee, authorities say

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Philly needle robbery Philadelphia Police Department/Source

Police say this man robbed a pharmacy on Aramingo Avenue and threatened an employee with a needle.

A man is wanted by police for allegedly robbing a Philadelphia pharmacy with a needle.

According to authorities, the suspect entered the Rite Aid located at 2545 Aramingo Avenue in Olde Richmond around 10:20 a.m. on Friday, March 25.

The man took about $100 worth of store merchandise and went to leave the store, police say.

When a 21-year-old female employee confronted the man, he pulled out a hypodermic needle and verbally threatened her, police say.

He then fled and was last seen going east on Huntingdon Street, according to authorities.

Surveillance video from the incident shows a struggle at the exit doors of the store between the suspect and a female as he attempts to leave. It can be viewed below:

The suspect is described as a 25-year-old white male who stands 5'10" tall with a thin build and dark blonde hair. He was last seen hearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans.

Police ask if you see the suspect to not approach him and call 911 immediately. 

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call 215-686-8477 or the East Detective Division at 215-686-3243/3244. Tips can also be submitted by texting 773847 or by submitting an online form here. All tips will remain confidential.