- PC Richard & Son store in Northeast Philadelphia targeted by hammer-wielding robbers.
- Surveillance footage released on the Philadelphia Police Department’s official X page.
- Mayor Jim Kenney acknowledges police's prompt action amidst widespread city looting.
In a scene straight out of a movie, Northeast Philadelphia witnessed a bold robbery on the evening of September 26. A video captured by PC Richard & Son's surveillance system gives a stark portrayal of the events that transpired. Armed with hammers, a group ruthlessly shattered the store's glass doors, rushing in to grab what they could – including televisions.
Released by the Philadelphia Police Department on their official X (formerly known as Twitter) page, the video is more than just footage—it's a call for public aid. Their post echoed an appeal, “Northeast Detective Division is seeking the public’s help identifying the individuals seen in the following video clips. They ransacked the PC Richard & Son at 2420 Cottman Ave, and a range of merchandise went missing."
But this wasn't an isolated incident. Reports suggest that several parts of the city, especially Center City, experienced widespread looting that very night. Amid the chaos, Mayor Jim Kenney stepped forward to appreciate the efforts of the city's law enforcement. Commending them for their "swift response," he emphasized the relentless efforts to restore peace.
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