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November 18, 2015

WATCH: Masked men sought in armed robbery of Kingsessing store

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Kingsessing robbery Philadelphia Police /for PhillyVoice

Philadelphia police are seeking help locating this man, who, police say, robbed a grocery store in Kingsessing on Nov. 11.

Philadelphia police are hoping to identify two men who, police say, robbed the Alta Gracia Grocery Store in Kingsessing on Nov. 11.

According to police, on that day, at about 7:15 p.m., two masked men rushed into the store at 1332 S. 54th St. armed with handguns. 

Once inside, police said one of the men went behind the cash register and demanded money before striking the 40-year-old male employee on the top of his head with a handgun.

That suspect, police said, also threatened the clerk with a machete that was kept behind the counter while the other suspect acted as a lookout. 

Watch the store's surveillance video here: 

Police said that after taking an unknown amount of money, both suspects fled the area and were last seen heading west on the 5400 block of Belmar St. 

According to police, the employee who was struck with the handgun sustained a laceration to the top right side of his head and was transported to Presbyterian Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

Police described the first suspect as a black male in his early 20s who is about 6 feet tall and was wearing a black-and-white skull mask, blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans and was armed with a handgun at the time. 

The second wanted individual, police said, was also a black male, likely in his early 20s and about 5 feet 9 inches tall. Law enforcement officials said that the second man has a tattoo on his hands and was wearing a black-and-white skull mask, black hooded sweatshirt with a small Nike logo on the left side of the chest, black pants and black-with-white Chuck Taylor sneakers.

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.