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Man uses banana to rob store (Video)
Man uses banana to rob store

Man uses banana to rob store (Video)

Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

The clip shows the man waiting patiently in line before he takes the piece of fruit, pockets it, and points it at the cashier while demanding cash and cigarettes.

Philadelphia Police said he “simulated a weapon” in their statement on the incident: “On September 16, 2014, at 9:16 am, an employee, a 24-year-old female, of Tejada Grocery located at 3874 Poplar Street was working behind the counter when an unknown male entered the store.

“When the suspect approached the counter he had his right hand in his hooded sweatshirt acting as if he had a handgun in his pocket demanding money and cigarettes. After taking an undetermined amount of money the suspect fled on a bicycle and was last seen on 40th Street towards Wyalusing Avenue.

“Upon viewing the store surveillance video, it was determined that the suspect picked up a banana from the counter and placed it inside his sweatshirt simulating it as a weapon.”


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