Philadelphia Thief Uses Banana in Stick-Up of Store

Philadelphia Thief Uses Banana in Stick-Up of Store

A Philadelphia thief used whatever was handy to rob a convenience store. Surveillance footage shows a suspect grab a banana near a counter,

stick it in the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt and then point it at a 24-year-old cashier pretending it was a handgun, police said.

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The incident occurred at 9:16 a.m. Tuesday at the Tejada Grocery on Poplar Street in the city’s north east section. The black male, described between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11, 140 pounds,

with a thin build, and wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt and black pants, can be seen entering the store with cash in his hand. He then waits for a customer to finish with his transaction and heads to the nearby display of bananas.

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Armed with banana, man robs store

He then grabs one and puts it in his front pocket and approaches the clerk pretending as if the piece of fruit is a gun. Some cash and cigarettes get handed over and then the theft is actually interrupted as a woman approaches the counter to buy a drink.

After waiting for a few seconds the robber gives up and leaves on his bicycle – clumsily knocking over the trash can on his way down the street. 

Philadelphia thief uses banana
Philadelphia thief uses banana in stick-up of store

Via : nydailynews