Armed robbery suspects still on the run in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia police responded to an armed robbery Tuesday night at dollar tree on Lewis Avenue.

With the suspects escaped, local retailers want to remind shoppers safety is a top priority.

“it’s disconcerting, especially at this time of the year for something like that to happen, but i do want to encourage our customers that we want you to have a safe experience and we want your retail shopping experience with Kademi to be a safe one,” says Kademi owner Dawn Lea Chalmers.

Chalmers says having an established plan and knowing what to do in case of a robbery is a good idea.

“We are prepared and luckily my girls are smart and know what to expect and to be aware of who’s in the store and also we have a wonderful police department that is just right around the corner and they have been so helpful.”

Other retailers are on high alert but say they are prepared.

“We’re in a well-lit area. We’re downtown in the square. Most of all the other stores are open. It’s well-lit and we’ve never had any issues on the square,” says Tony Alexander of Steve’s on the Square.

The suspects are described as two black males- late teens to early 20’s. No one was harmed, but cash was stolen.

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