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Young Women Steal From Center City Five Below, Stab Worker: Police

Philadelphia Police are on the lookout for two young women who allegedly robbed a Center City Five Below Store and stabbed an employee in her neck and back.

An employee of the Five Below along Chestnut Street followed two female shoplifters to the corner of 16th and Chestnut streets in an attempt to retrieve the stolen items around 6 p.m. on April 8, police said.

After stabbing the female employee, the two suspects fled the scene and were last spotted heading north on 16th Street then east on Ranstead Street, said police.

The female employee was treated at nearby Jefferson University Hospital.

Philadelphia Police posted images of the 18-year-old suspects -- one wearing glasses, her hair in a bun who stands around 5-foot, 2-inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds; the other with long black hair stands around 5-foot, 6-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds - to its YouTube Channel.

Police asked anyone who sees the suspects to call 911 immediately and tips can be sent by phone to 215-686-8477 or text 773847.

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