Police investigating armed robbery in Lawncrest

A man held up the 7-Eleven at Cheltenham and Rising Sun avenues in August, police say.

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Police are looking for a man who ambushed an employee, sticking a revolver into their side, last month while robbing a 7-Eleven in Lawncrest.

The robbery happened in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 19. The suspect entered the 7-Eleven at Cheltenham and Rising Sun avenues around 1:30 a.m., police said. 

He placed the gun against the employee’s body and demanded money from the register. After grabbing an unknown amount of cash, he fled westbound on Cheltenham Avenue, according to police.

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