Police are on the hunt for a man who was caught on camera beating a deli worker unconscious during a robbery in the Roxborough section of the city.
On Tuesday, around 2 p.m., the suspect entered the M&M Deli on the 400 block of Markle Street armed with a handgun.
Police say the suspect then walked behind the counter while pointing his gun at a 50-year-old employee. The suspect then allegedly went through the victim’s pockets as well as the cash register.
As the suspect filled his bag with cigarettes, the employee pushed the silent alarm, according to investigators. Police say the suspect then began beating the employee, repeatedly punching him in the head until the victim fell unconscious.
Investigators say the suspect stole about $1500 in cash and merchandise before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a broken orbital bone.
The suspect is described as a muscular man in his early to mid-30’s, standing between 6-feet and 6-foot-2 with light facial hair. He was last seen wearing a blue/white button-up hooded sweatshirt, tan baseball cap with a dark colored brim, white and black sneakers and checkered black and white boxer shorts.
Police also say he was carrying a white bag with a red star logo, possibly a Macy’s bag.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call Philadelphia Police.