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Worker Shot, Robbed of Night's Take: Police



    Worker Shot, Robbed of Night's Take: Police

    A worker at a local strip club was shot and robbed as he got in car to go home with the night's take.

    Two men approached the unidentified 48-year-old man as he got into his car at 55th and Media Streets in West Philadelphia early Friday morning.

    According to Philadelphia Police, the victim had closed up at the Outer Space Club at 54th Street and Haverford Avenue earlier in the morning and then went to a friend's house near 55th and Media.

    As the victim left that friend's house shortly before 4 a.m. and got into his BMW, a 6-foot-tall thin man in his 20s wearing a three-quarter lengths fur-line coat approached him with a gun. Within moments another man, described as thin man about 5-foot-6-inches tall, joined in the attack.

    A struggle ensued and during the encounter the taller suspect shot the victim once in the back.

    The suspect fled with the man's jewelry, credit cards and about $2,500 -- the Thursday night take from the bar, according to police.

    The victim was rushed to the hospital in stable condition.

    Philadelphia Police didn't have any further information on the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.