Thief pulls knife on Oxford Circle gas station employees, police say

A man pulled a knife on employees Monday, Sept. 16, at the Sunoco at 5700 Oxford Ave., authorities said.

Surveillance image provided by police

Police are looking for a man who pulled a knife on employees while trying to steal energy drinks from an Oxford Circle gas station.

Employees at the Sunoco at 5700 Oxford Ave. (near Roosevelt Boulevard) confronted the suspect around 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, after he was spotted filling a green bag with large cans of Red Bull, authorities said. 

The employees were able to dump the bag, and that’s when the man brandished a knife. He was last seen walking with a woman west on Oxford Avenue.

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