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July 29, 2015

VIDEO: Suspect sought for robbing Lawndale 7-Eleven at gunpoint

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Police are looking to identify and locate the suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven in Lawndale.

Police have released surveillance video of a suspect who allegedly robbed a Lawndale 7-Eleven at gunpoint on Tuesday.

In the video, an unknown male can be seen entering the 7-Eleven at 6622 Rising Sun Avenue at 1:40 a.m.

He approaches the counter asking for a pack of cigarettes. The suspect then pulls a handgun from his waistband area when the cashier begins to ring up the purchase. He points the gun at the 36-year-old male employee, demanding money from the cash register. 

After the employee gives him an unknown amount of money, the suspect is seen fleeing the store. He was last spotted heading south on Rising Sun Avenue.

Police describe the suspect as a 20-year-old, 5-foot-7 black male with a thin build, wearing a white T-shirt with red sleeves, red Phillies hat, black pants and white shoes.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at (215) 686-TIPS or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).

See the full surveillance video below: