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Teen wanted in pair of armed robberies

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.

Tipsters with information on Wingfield's whereabouts are asked to call the Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353, or the tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477).