VIDEO: Tacony robbery victim fights back

An employee at Tacony Food Market fought back when a robber put a gun in his face, as shown in surveillance video released by the Philadelphia Police Department.

The robbery happened Dec. 22 at 6648 Torresdale Ave., about 3 p.m., according to police.

Police hope someone will recognize the suspect, whom they described in a YouTube post as a thin, light-skinned Hispanic male, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds, and 25 to 30 years old. The suspect ‘s hair was cut short, he had a mustache and goatee, and he was wearing blue jeans, a white hoodie and a blue hoodie.

The employee initially complied with the suspect, but when they began to struggle, the suspect fled the store without any money. He was last seen heading west on Unruh Avenue toward Marsden Street.

Police ask anyone with information about the robbery to call Northeast Detectives Division at215-686-3153/3154.

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