Police investigating Burholme robbery

A man got away with $250 after robbing a 7-Eleven on Cottman Avenue, police said.


Detectives are investigating after a man robbed a 7-Eleven early Tuesday morning in Burholme.

The suspect entered the store at 1435 Cottman Ave. (near Pennway Street) around 2 a.m. and asked for an electronic cigarette, police said. After receiving the cigarette, he put his hand in his jacket pocket acting like he had a weapon and said: “Give me all the money.”

He grabbed about $250 in cash from the register drawer and fled eastbound on Cottman Avenue, according to authorities.

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