Caught on Camera: Gunman Bursts Into Philadelphia Doughnut Shop Forces Employees to Empty Safe

An armed man burst into a Philadelphia doughnut shop, jumped the counter then roughed up a woman working behind the counter during a heist earlier this month.

In hopes of tracking down the suspect, Philadelphia Police detectives released surveillance video Tuesday of the July 11 heist inside the Dunkin’ Donuts on N Broad and Parrish streets in the Francisville neighborhood.

The man, wearing a gray hoodie pulled tight and a scarf to conceal his face, can be seen on video running toward the eatery just before 4:50 a.m. and reaching into his pocket for a handgun. The employees can be seen preparing food for the day when the man enters the store and quickly jumps the counter, knocking a tray of doughnuts out of one worker’s hands before grabbing another woman and pushing her into the back.

The suspect can then be seen emerging from the back office and pointing his gun toward the other employee who then walks toward the office where the suspect is physically forcing a woman to open the safe. Video then captures the man loading up a bag full of cash as the employees attempt to stay out of his way.

After less than 90 seconds in the store, the man – believed to be about 5-foot, 8-inches tall – can be seen darting out of the employee entrance and running off toward Watts Street in the direction of Poplar Street.

Central detectives asked anyone with information to call 215-686-3093/3094.

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