Police Search for Gunmen in Olney Tire Shop Shooting - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police Search for Gunmen in Olney Tire Shop Shooting



    Philadelphia police search for suspects in a tire shop shooting in Olney. One worker was shot in the leg. NBC10's Rosemary Connors reports. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013)

    Philadelphia police are looking for two gunmen involved in a shooting and attempted robbery at a tire shop in the Olney section of the city.

    Surveillance video from Express Tire Shop shows the suspects lurking behind a stack of tires early Monday morning, at the shop located at 4673 North 6th Street.

    Shop owner Hector Alicea says there are normally five workers at the shop, but three of his employees had gone to get breakfast. He thinks the gunmen were watching and waiting for the right time.

    The men pointed their guns at the employee and demanded money, according to police.

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    As one of the suspects started to struggle with the employee, police say the other suspect fired his gun and shot the employee in the right thigh. Both suspects ran from the scene.

    “Nice neighborhood, it’s the first time that it happened," said Alicea, who says in the six years he's worked at the shop, nobody has bothered them.

    Both suspects are between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11. Investigators say they were both wearing white hooded pullover sweatshirts with a string tied tightly around the face, dark blue bandanas, and blue jeans.

    If you have any information about the crime and the suspects contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-8477.

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