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October 09, 2016

Police: Suspect sought for armed robbery of Fairmount pizzeria

Crime Armed Robbery
100916_robbery_fairmount- Philadelphia Police Department/for PhillyVoice

Police released surveillance video this week that they say shows a man committing an armed robbery at a pizzeria in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.

The incident occurred Oct. 2 around 8 p.m. at Italian Express located at 2641 West Girard Avenue.

According to authorities, a man entered the restaurant with a handgun as an employee was beginning to close. The suspect demanded money while pointing the weapon at the employee and a customer. The suspect stole money and a cell phone from the customer and money from the cash register before fleeing the area.

Police describe the suspect as a 5-foot-7, 20-year-old black man with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black pants, black sneakers and a black mask.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Central Detective Division at (215) 686-3093/3094.