A West Philadelphia teen is wanted in connection with a pair of armed convenience store robberies in Nicetown between April 28 and May 3, police announced Monday.
Cops identified Kevin Wingfield, 18, of the Parkside section of West Philadelphia, as a suspect in the robberies, although two or more men were involved in both incidents.
Two men robbed the Irma Mini Market on Brunner Street near Wayne Avenue around 8:15 a.m. on April 28. A man grabbed a store employee, covered his mouth and wrestled him to the floor while a second man ran behind the counter and grabbed the cash register. The suspects fled on foot with the cash register in hand, police said.
Around 7:05 on May 3, a mini market on Germantown Avenue near Juniata Street was robbed at gunpoint by three men. Police said they fled on foot with about $1,800 in cash.
Wingfield, of Leidy Avenue near 42nd Street, was identified as a suspect Monday and police are asking for help from the public to make an arrest.