Police are on the hunt for a man who they say robbed a movie theater and then fought a security guard in the parking lot, leading to a shot being fired.
The suspect walked into the AMC Marple 10 Theater in Marple Township, Delaware County around 11 p.m. on Friday, went to the register area and grabbed $600 in cash, according to investigators.
As the suspect walked out of the theater towards his car, police say he was followed by a security guard. The guard confronted the man in the parking lot, leading to a brief scuffle, according to officials.
Eventually the suspect managed to escape, enter his car and drive off.
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Police say the security guard pulled out a gun and shot at the suspect’s car, striking the car door. The suspect continued to drive off at a high speed towards Route 1.
Neither the guard nor anyone inside the theater was injured during the incident.
The suspect is described as a man in his 20’s, standing 6-foot-1, wearing a black zipped-up hoodie with a red shirt underneath, sunglasses and gloves. Police also say he’s driving a four-door white Nissan Altima-type sedan with a bullet hole on the driver side door.
Detectives tell NBC10 that the incident was the third robbery in three years at the theater.
If you have any information on the suspect’s whereabouts, please call Marple Township Police at 610-356-1504 or Marple Det. Barry Williams at 484-427-8171.