Upper Darby police were searching Monday for two armed bandits who robbed a coin laundry, making off with $600 after locking an employee in a storage closet.

Police Superintendent Michael J. Chitwood said the robbers - believed to be a man and a woman - entered the T&W Laundromat in the 7100 block of Marshall Road around 4 a.m. Monday, brandishing at least one gun. Only an employee was inside, cleaning lint out of dryers.

After the pair forced their way inside, the man put the employee in a choke hold and held a gun to her.

Eventually, he locked her inside a storage closet, Chitwood said.

The suspects took about $500 from a cash register and an additional $100 in coins before fleeing, Chitwood said.

The incident was captured on surveillance. A $2,500 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.

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