Police: Video shows man used banana to rob store

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 17, 2014 at 4:31 p.m.



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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

Police on Wednesday posted surveillance video (http://bit.ly/1thASUL ) of the holdup reported in the East Parkside neighborhood.

The footage shows a man entering the corner grocery store on Tuesday. He waits in line and then takes a banana from the counter by the cash register.

The suspect then sticks the banana in a front pocket of his sweatshirt and points it toward the cashier.

Police say the man demanded money and cigarettes, and made off with an undetermined amount of cash. The video shows him riding off on a bicycle.

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