Gunman Stalks, Robs Teen in North Philly: Cops

Police in North Philadelphia are searching for a man who robbed a teen and then threatened to shoot him

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    Philadelphia Police

    Police in North Philadelphia are searching for a man who robbed a teen and then threatened to shoot him.

    On December 15, investigators say an 18-year-old man was walking along the 3100 block of North 12th Street around 5:30 p.m. after leaving a Rite Aid store located at 3224 North Broad Street. Police say a man followed the teen from the store, approached him from behind and snatched his cell phone. Investigators say the teen chased the suspect for a few blocks. The alleged thief turned around, pointed a handgun and threatened to shoot the teen, according to investigators. Police say the suspect then ran away.

    The 18-year-old was not injured, according to police.

    The suspect is described as 25-30 years old, 5-foot-6, thin build, with a dark complexion, mustache and beard. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jacket, blue knit cap, black pants, black back pack and ACG Nike boots.

    If you have any information about the incident, contact East Detectives Division at (215) 686-3243 or 3244.