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Masked men rob Wissinoming store

Surveillance image of the robbery at 5231 Harbison Ave.

Philadelphia police are searching for two masked men who robbed a Wissinoming 7-Eleven store on May 27.

Investigators have not linked the heist at 5231 Harbison Ave. to two other recent and similar 7-Eleven robberies in the Northeast. In this case, two men entered the store at 3:14 a.m. One of them had a gun and demanded money from a clerk. He then stood as a lookout while the second robber, who carried a black bag, went behind the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. The robbers fled on foot toward Betts Street. No injuries were reported.

Both robbers are black or Hispanic men, 25 to 30 years old and about 5 feet 8 inches tall. The gunman wore a black mask over his face, a black hooded jacket, gloves and dark pants. The bagman wore a white mask over his face, a blue hat, a black jacket, gloves and dark pants.

To view surveillance video of the heist, visit the Philadelphia Police channel on YouTube.com. To report information about the case, call 215–686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP.

Authorities are also trying to identify at least four men connected with six other armed robberies at businesses throughout the city, including two in the Northeast. Two among the group of robbers knocked off the 7-Eleven at 9901 Frankford Ave. on May 18. Then on May 24, one of the same men robbed the 7-Eleven at 7901 Frankford Ave. No injuries were reported in either case. ••

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