South Philly Store Clerk Attacked And Robbed - Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

South Philly Store Clerk Attacked And Robbed

Posted: Updated:

"I hit my back on the edge of the counter," said a South Philly convenience store owner who is now back at work with severe back pain. It's the reason we're protecting his identity after he was attacked in his store while surveillance cameras rolled. It happened around noon on Monday of last week.

"He was buying some snacks or drinks he paid for. So I opened the register and at that moment he jumped over the counter and he tried to grab the money so I resisted. I wrestled with him a little," said the victim.

The video shows the suspect pretending to buy something inside City News Tobacco store. He even pays for the items before turning around to buy more stuff. The second or third time the clerk opens the register the suspect jumps the counter to take the money. The clerk instantly pushes back.

"He just grabbed me and I also grabbed him. So we just wrestled in this area," he said.

At one point the clerk has the guy by the neck but he breaks free and the struggle continues outside of the cameras view. Then there's a quick glimpse of the clerk being slammed against the edge of the counter.

"I couldn't catch him so he grabbed some money and he ran away," said the victim who says he went to the hospital and suffered broken ribs.

If you recognize the suspect call Philadelphia Police.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:51:43 GMT
    Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.
    The complex was immediately evacuated this morning and New Road was shut down after an officer discovered the device.
    The complex was immediately evacuated this morning and New Road was shut down after an officer discovered the device.
  • Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:30:04 GMT
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
  • Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:28:07 GMT
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices