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Police Searching for Man Who Robbed 7-Eleven at Gunpoint

Philadelphia police are searching for the suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven at gunpoint in Lawndale.

Surveillance video captured clear images of the suspect's face and filmed the entire robbery.

On July 28, at 1:40 a.m., an unknown male entered the store located at 6622 Rising Sun Avenue and asked the cashier for a pack of cigarettes. According to the video, when the cashier began to ring up the cigarettes, the suspect pulled a large handgun from his waistband and motioned for the cashier to give him the money from the register.

The employee immediately complied to the suspect's demands. It is unknown how much money was taken from the store.

After taking the money, the suspect fled the store and was last seen on Rising Sun Avenue.

The suspect is in his early 20s, 5 feet 7 inches tall and has a thin build, according to police.

During the robbery, he was wearing a white t-shirt with red sleeves, black pants, white shoes and a red Phillies hat. The suspect was armed and should not be approached if seen.

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