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Andorra Friendly's Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Say

Northwest Detective Division releases surveillance footage of Saturday armed robbery.

An unidentified man robbed the Andorra Friendly's at gunpoint early Saturday,Philadelphia Police said.

In a surveillance video released by the Northwest Detective Division, police detailed the 6:15 am. Nov. 10 armed robber at 9164 Ridge Ave.

Store employees told police an African American male entered the restaurant, pointed a small handgun to an employee's head and demanded money.

Police said the man forced all employees into the back and locked everyone in a supply closet. 

He fled in an older, dark green mini-van in an unknown direction.

Detectives described the man as a black male, 6-foot-1-inch, 160 pounds, in his mid-30s with a beard, medium complexion. In the surveillance video, he wore a blue ski hat, black hoody, dark jeans and brown boots.

Police warned that he could be armed and not to approach him. Instead, call 911.

People may share information by calling the Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353/4 or by visiting Phillypolice.com to make an anonymous tip. Det. Cannon (badge #9167) is handling the case, with a DC number: 12-05-021060.

Tom November 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM
That friendly's should have closed years ago. It is a filthy restaurant and the staff there is the worst
Renee_C November 13, 2012 at 02:40 PM
I agree Tom, The staff there is terrible, we stopped going there years ago when the we went there for dinner and literally sat there for 15 minutes before a waitress came over. She took our order, but we were given no silverware and only half of our table received their dinner. Terrible experience. The shame of it is, my family used to go there all the time for breakfast and dinner.
kevin November 13, 2012 at 05:22 PM
a guy got a gun pointed at his head and then locked in a closet, but you had to wait 15 whole minutes for a waitress!? truly these are the times that try men's souls
Sylvia Crawford November 14, 2012 at 05:26 AM
It looked like the holdup guy knew the store. See as he walks out he tilts his head down and to the side away from the camera.Its sad to know that you can't go out and be safe. Getting robbed because people want your money.If one thing goes wrong trying get a person off of you there is a chance the robber could be tesitifying against you and you will be in jail for battery.These are sad times we are living in.
AR November 14, 2012 at 06:46 AM
That Friendly's has been a corporate store for many years up until just this Spring of 2012 where a local franchisee purchased the restaurant from the corporation.The new franchises is now in the process of improving staff and investing into the property... Something that will hopefully improve customer's experiences who dine at that restaurant.

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