October 21, 2015
Police are hoping to learn the identities of four men they say held three people at gunpoint at a Kingsessing grocery store on Oct. 11 before stealing an undetermined amount of money.
According to police, four men rushed into the Diaz Grocery Store at 1150 S. 54th St. in Kingsessing at about 7:20 p.m., and two of the men immediately produced handguns.
Watch the surveillance video here:
Law enforcement officials said that once inside, one of the men broke the plexiglass door leading to the register area and struck a 64-year-old man in the face with a gun, which caused a lump to develop on the right side of his face. Police said the 64-year-old man was then forced to open the register.
The suspect, police said, took an undetermined amount of money from the register drawer and from the victim's pocket.
According to law enforcement officials, a second victim, a 55-year-old man, was forced at gunpoint to the rear of the store where his wallet - containing $170 and various identification cards - was taken.
And, finally, a third victim, who police said was a 19-year-old man, can be seen on the video being forced to the floor of the store before one of the suspects rifles through his pockets.
Police said the four suspects, all wearing hooded sweatshirts and covering their faces, then fled the store in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information is urged to call Philadelphia police at (215) 686-8477 or text a tip to 773847.
Also, tips can be sent anonymously to police here.