November 19, 2022
A string of robberies at Rite Aid drugstores in Philadelphia has led to an investigation by the local branch of the FBI.
Since September, there have been nine armed robberies across four targeted stores in the city, all the robberies occurring between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Two stores were targeted at 4530 and 6744 North 5th Street. Stores at 5400 Rising Sun Ave. and 8130 Roosevelt Blvd were also robbed. The Rising Sun store was robbed four times.
Surveillance video provided by the FBI shows the suspected robbers going behind the counter at stores and demanding cash by physically directing them to a cash register or office. No employees were hurt in any of the robberies.
The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information on the suspects. The alleged suspects are described as three men, all in their 20s. Two men are described as 5'10 tall, while a third is approximately 5'11.
They are considered to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS (8477) or the FBI/PPD Violent Crimes Task Force at 215-418-4000. You can also submit an anonymous tip online.