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Police seek 3 who staged 7 armed robberies in 90 minutes in South Philadelphia

The suspects are wanted in at least seven stickups that took place within 90 minutes Tuesday night.

File Photo: Philadelphia police car at night.
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Police are seeking three men who robbed at least seven people at gunpoint in separate stickups around South Philadelphia in a 90-minute period Tuesday night.

A stolen Nissan Rogue believed to have been used in the robbery spree and the subject of a repeated police radio broadcast was later found abandoned under I-95 at Front and Dickinson Streets, police said.

Chief Inspector Scott Small told 6ABC the robberies took place between 10:30 p.m. and midnight, mostly in the 3rd Police District east of Broad Street.

In each case, he said, three men wearing bandannas over their faces robbed individual victims who were walking or standing on the street, police said.

At least one of the men and possibly all three were armed, Small said. They arrived and fled in a Rogue.

Police said the robberies occurred at these locations:

  1. 1700 block of Johnston Street (the only location west of Broad)

  2. 2900 block of South Seventh Street

  3. 600 block of Tasker Street

  4. 900 block of Oregon Avenue

  5. 800 block of Oregon

  6. 1100 block of Tasker

  7. 1300 block of Tasker

Small said the recovered vehicle, which was carjacked over the weekend, will be examined for evidence. Investigators also will be looking at surveillance videos.