Rhawnhurst store robbed at gunpoint

Police are investigating an armed robbery from earlier this month at a pizza shop and bakery on Castor Avenue.

Police are looking for a gunman who robbed a Rhawnhurst store on March 1. SOURCE: PHILADELPHIA POLICE

Authorities are searching for a masked gunman who robbed a Rhawnhurst business on Friday, March 1.

The suspect, a white man, entered Supreme Pizza and Bakery at 7514 Castor Ave. just before 11 p.m. and pulled out a handgun, according to police. Speaking Portuguese, he demanded money from employees and directed customers to go to the back of the store, authorities said.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the store and was last seen heading south through the shopping center toward Shelmire Street, police said.

No arrest had been made as of Tuesday morning

Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime is asked to call Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153/3154. All tips will be confidential. ••