The incident happened Saturday around 5:30 a.m. on the 500 block of W. Lehigh Avenue.
Police say the store manager, a 41-year-old woman, was opening the shop when the suspect approached the victim, pointing a gun, and forced her into the building.
Once inside, the suspect demanded she hand over money from inside the store office, police say.
Officials say after taking the money, the alleged suspect opened fire, shooting the victim in the head.
The woman died on the scene.
Former co-workers of the Dunkin Donuts manager who was shot to death during an armed robbery this morning have gathered at the store to remember her. They say she was a tireless worker, and they considered her a friend as well as their manager. @6abc pic.twitter.com/HGfxgJCHIl
— Trish Hartman (@TrishHartman) June 5, 2021
Former co-workers, friends, and family gathered for a memorial Saturday afternoon outside the Dunkin’ Donuts, where their manager and friend was shot and killed.
The suspect remains at large, and anyone with information is asked to contact police.
Officials want the public to look closely at the surveillance video from inside the store.
The suspect police are looking for is a Black man, believed to be in his late 30s to early 40s, with a mustache and goatee and a medium-to-stocky build.
He was wearing a blue zip-up hooded sweatshirt, gray cargo sweatpants, light gray New Balance sneakers, an analog watch on his right wrist, blue gloves, and a blue “COVID” mask.
A $20,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person involved.
The victim’s friends are hoping for an arrest soon.
Dunkin’ Donuts issued a statement:
“We are aware of the tragic incident that occurred at the Dunkin’ restaurant on Lehigh Street in Philadelphia. All of us at Dunkin’ are saddened to learn of the death of a restaurant manager, and our thoughts go out to her family and friends. The franchise owner is cooperating fully with the local authorities in their investigation. As this is an active police investigation, we defer any further comment to the Philadelphia Police Department.”
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