Caught on Camera: Man Kicks Down Door, Robs Philadelphia Gas Station

Police are searching for a man who was caught on video kicking in a door and attacking an employee at a gas station convenience store in West Philadelphia. 

On Aug. 5 around 3:25 a.m., the unidentified suspect ran straight at a locked door inside the Sunoco Gas Station store on the 1700 block of North 33rd Street and kicked it open. Once inside, the suspect attacked 52-year-old employee Oxei Opoku, punching him in his head and face.

"He just put his fingers in my eye and punched my face and then hit me on the back," Opoku said. 

The employee managed to call 911 despite the scuffle and when he did, the suspect stopped striking him and fled on foot. He was last seen running north on 33rd Street. 

Police say he didn't take anything during the incident. 

The suspect, who has not been caught, first appears on surveillance video provided by Philadelphia Police entering the store to scout the location 90 minutes before the robbery. Later that morning, he entered the store again, this time wearing a hooded sweatshirt. 

The suspect is described as a 20-year-old man standing 6-feet with a scar or bald spot on his head. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored jeans and gray shoes. 

If you have any information on his identity, please call Philadelphia Police. 

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