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Philly Police Release Store Video of Laundromat Robbery Suspects

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This is a screen capture from a Philadelphia Police Department video depicting one of two suspects (right) in a Dec. 13 armed robbery at the Laundry Depot. An attendant and a customer were unhurt in the incident. (Image: Philadelphia Police Department)

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PHILADELPHIA — Police have released security video of two suspects wanted for the recent robbery of a Laundromat here.

The incident, which occurred in the early-morning hours of Dec. 13, involved two males wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts entering the Laundry Depot, 2548 W. Cheltenham Ave., in West Oak Lane, reports the Philadelphia Police Department.

One of the suspects armed with a handgun forced the store’s attendant to the ground and handcuffed him. A customer was forced to lay face down on the floor.

The suspects spent approximately 20 minutes attempting to break into an ATM but were unsuccessful. After taking a laptop from the office, they fled on foot. No injuries were reported.

Police hope that releasing the store video will lead to a break in the case. The suspects are described as:

• Black male, 6 feet to 6 feet 1 inch, 20 to 30 years old, slim-medium build, and wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with “Nike” in white letters on front, gray cargo pants, light-colored mask and black gloves.

• Black male, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 7, 20 to 30 years old, slim-medium build, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, faded blue jeans, black-and-white sneakers, a mask, and white/black gloves. This suspect carried a red/black duffel bag containing power tools.

Philadelphia police are encouraging anyone with information about this crime to call the city’s tip line, 215-686-8477.

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