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Gunmen Rob, Carjack Man at Philly Gas Station: Police

A group of armed men robbed and carjacked a victim at a Philly gas station, police said.

The 42-year-old man was pumping gas at the BP Gas Station on the 400 block of Lehigh Avenue back on Nov. 28 around 5 p.m. when he was approached by a group of six men, according to investigators.

One of the suspects pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim, demanding money while telling the other robbers to go through his pockets, investigators said. When the victim tried to run away, the gunman dragged him in front of his car and held him against it, according to police. The gunman then went into the victim’s vehicle and drove off while the other suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction, officials said.

Police later found the victim’s vehicle abandoned on the 2700 block of North 6th Street. Investigators say the robbers stole around $200 from the victim’s pockets and $300 from inside the vehicle. They also stole the victim’s wallet which contained various ID and credit cards, police said.

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The first suspect armed with a gun is described as a muscular man approximately 30-years-of age standing 5-foot-9 and wearing a green hooded sweatshirt. Police have not released detailed descriptions of the other six suspects but say they were all wearing hooded sweatshirts as well.

If you have any information on the incident, please call Philadelphia Police.
 

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