Surveillance video from Danny's Adult Store on South 13th Street in Center City shows a partially masked man with a gun demanding money. It happened Tuesday before 1pm. It shows the clerk holding his hands in the air as the gunman cleans out the register.
Philadelphia Police believe this is the same guy behind three other armed robberies of businesses mostly adult stores in the area. Another surveillance video from March 10th inside Scorpio Adult Boutique and Book Store on South Juniper Street doing the same thing.
John McMina works at Spruce Street Video Store on South 12th Street.
"My boss told me we've been robbed 3 times since 1984 when we opened up," said McMina. They were the first to get hit in this latest string of robberies on February 27th. The suspect came in inquiring about the price of cigarettes and the time the place closes then said he'd be back.
"He came back in again. This time he had a ski mask on and gun," said McMina who also said the gunman came in around 3 in the afternoon when business is usually light.
"I'm glad I work at night because I have the bar next door and they have a doorman out front who would see anybody," said McMina who says his coworker was the clerk there when the robbery happened. That clerk ran to the back of the store so the gunman allegedly smashed the register on the floor to get it open. He reportedly got away with very little cash. Workers say most of the business is credit card transactions.
Police have been checking on businesses regularly as they search for the guy. If you know anything about the robberies call Philadelphia Police.