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Wanted: Suspect for robberies in the 3rd district

Police need the public’s help in identifying a suspect accused of multiple robberies.

Photo — Philadelphia Police Department

The Philadelphia Police Department needs the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect accused of multiple robberies in South Philly.

On Aug.18, at approximately 4:00 p.m., an unknown male allegedly forced his way into a residence in the 1000 block of West Moyamensing Avenue, police say.

Once inside, the suspect threatened the victim with a wrench and took money, jewelry and electronics. The suspect was later captured on surveillance video in the 2400 block of South Warnock Street.

On Aug. 23 at approximately 11:30 a.m., the suspect entered the El Mercado Market located at 1715 South 7th Street. Once inside, the suspect pulled a handgun and walked behind the counter demanding money. After taking an unknown amount of money from the cash register, the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, please contact: South Detective Division: (215) 686–3093/3094 DC 18–03–048362 DC 18–03–049375.

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