Cops are seeking the public's help identifying and tracking down a bilingual bandit who robbed the Mendoza Deli in Olney at gunpoint on Thursday.
The man went into the deli, on Ruscomb Street near 3rd, at 10 a.m. that day and pointed a small black handgun at an employee, then demanded, "Give me the money," in both English and Spanish, according to police.
Surveillance video released by police on Monday shows the man bursting in the door and brandishing the pointing the gun over the counter, obtaining what cops said was an unknown amount of cash, then running out the door and around the corner.
He's described as a thin, Hispanic and about 5 feet 3. He wore a knit ski cap over his face with holes cut into it, blue jeans that were cuffed at the bottom, a long-sleeve navy blue shirt and black sneakers. Police said the victim told them the man spoke English without an accent, but spoke Spanish with a Puerto Rican accent.
Cops said the man fled in a 1992-1994 gold Honda Accord sedan, possibly with a tag that has the last four digits "1819" east on Ruscomb Street, then north on 2nd.
Tipsters should contact the Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353.