Armed robbery reported at Family Dollar

Surveillance photo

An armed robber struck at a Family Dollar store in Lawndale on Feb. 23 in a crime that investigators do not believe is connected to a similar holdup in Wissinoming nine days later.

The unknown gunman entered the store at 6429 Rising Sun Ave. at about 8:40 p.m. and approached a 23-year-old woman employee as if to make a purchase. While at the check-out counter, the suspect flashed the handle of a gun and demanded money. The employee opened the register, allowing the robber to take an undisclosed amount of cash.

He was last seen fleeing north on Rising Sun Avenue and was described as black with a medium complexion, 6 feet tall with a thin build, wearing an army green sweatshirt, a navy blue jacket and gray gloves. Visit the Philadelphia Police channel on YouTube.com to view surveillance video. Call 215–686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to report information. ••