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October 22, 2015

WATCH: Four sought in South Philly gunpoint robbery

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South Philly gunpoint robbery Philadelphia Police /for PhillyVoice

Philadelphia police are seeking four individuals in a gunpoint robbery that occurred on Oct. 7 at a convenience store in South Philly.

Police are looking to identify four men they say robbed a South Philly convenience store at gunpoint in broad daylight earlier this month.

According to police, the men, all dressed in dark-colored clothes, robbed the Star Mini Market on the 1200 block of Ritner St. on Oct. 7 at 12:49 p.m.

Police said one suspect pulled a handgun on the store's clerk, a 53-year-old man, and demanded money. 

Officials described that suspect as a light-skinned African-American or Hispanic male who is about 20 years old, stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and was wearing a beanie hat.

Watch the surveillance video here:  

Police said a second suspect, described as an African-American male who is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, then took the handgun from the first suspect and forced the victim toward the cash register.

According to police, a third suspect held the victim's hands while the others cleaned out the cash register and rifled through the victim's pockets. Officials described the third suspect as a white male who is about 20 years old and stands about 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Those three, joined by a fourth suspect who police said was also an African-American male, fled the store and were last seen heading south on Camac Street toward Porter Street.

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.