Roxborough Store Robbed at Gunpoint, Police Seek Help Identifying Suspects

Police are seeking the public's help to identify two men who robbed the T-Mobile store on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough on May 5 at 3:45 p.m.

Philadelphia Police are seeking the public’s help to identify the suspects involved in multiple robberies, including one in Roxborough.

According to police, two men robbed the T-Mobile store on Ridge Avenue in Roxborough on May 5 at 3:45 p.m.

Police say the same men also robbed stores in the Oxford Circle and Hunting Park sections of the city this month.

According to police, during the robbery in Roxborough, one suspect entered through the front entrance and the second entered through the parking lot side of the store. The suspects ordered the employees at gunpoint to open all cash registers, according to police.

After taking $1,000 in cash both suspects fled on foot and were last seen going south on Ridge Avenue, according to police.

The first suspect is described as a black man, age 17 to 25 and 140 to 150 pounds. He was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and boots. A stocking covered his head, police said. He was armed with a handgun. 

The second suspect is described as a black male, age 17 to 25 years and 150 to 160 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with a Nike logo on the front and was carrying a red and white "Villa" bag, police say. He was also armed with a handgun.

Click here to view the video on the Philadelphia Police YouTube Channel.

If you see these suspects do not approach them, contact 911 immediately. To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847. Use this electronic form to submit a tip anonymously.

Alawishes J. Kornberg May 20, 2014 at 12:45 PM
First of all I'm glad no one was hurt. They are not the smartest criminals in the world. They look directly into the camera then cover their faces after the camera records their photo's.
Walt McDonald May 21, 2014 at 07:20 AM
Check out the manager he is to relaxed for a robbery no jump in his arm when they enter his space he should of heard them nobody is in the store.
Dennis McGuinn - Realty Broker Direct May 22, 2014 at 08:42 AM
The police have a clear photo of one of the robbers. Don't they think it would be helpful to post the photo on the entry doors of Wawa, 7-11, banks, etc. where there are large numbers of traffic. Surely somebody will recognize the robber if he is local. I would think that Wanted posters would be pretty effective and low cost policing. It could also help deter others from considering to rob local establishments.


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