Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly gunned down down a Dunkin’ Donuts store manager in North Philadelphia. The incident took place around 5:30 AM and happened as the store was opening on Saturday morning, on the 500 block of W. Lehigh Avenue.
Police say the store manager, a 41 year-old woman, was opening the shop when a gunman approached and forced his way inside. Once inside, the suspect demanded money from the store office. After taking the money, the suspect opened fire and killed the manager anyway. The woman died at the scene.
The suspect is still at large and anyone with information is being urged to contact police. Officials are asking the public to take a close look at the surveillance video taken from inside the store.
The suspect has been described as a black male in his late 30’s to early 40’s with a mustache, goatee and “stocky to medium-sized build.” He was wearing a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt, gray cargo sweatpants, light gray New Balance sneakers, an analog watch on his right wrist, blue gloves, and a blue “COVID” mask.
A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect’s capture.
Dunkin’ Donuts issued a statement on the killing:
“We are aware of the tragic incident that occurred at the Dunkin’ restaurant on Lehigh Street in Philadelphia. All of us at Dunkin’ are saddened to learn of the death of a restaurant manager, and our thoughts go out to her family and friends. The franchise owner is cooperating fully with the local authorities in their investigation. As this is an active police investigation, we defer any further comment to the Philadelphia Police Department.”