Police are searching for a lone suspect following an early morning robbery at a Philadelphia Dunkin’ Donuts that left the store’s manager dead.
According to WPVI, an ABC affiliate, the incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. Saturday when the alleged robber sneaked up on the manager as she was opening the store and forced her inside at gunpoint.
The man demanded the 41-year-old woman hand over cash that was in an office. However, after she complied, the suspect allegedly shot her in the head. She died at the scene.
The suspect, a Black man between the ages of 30 and 50, fled the scene and remains at large as of Sunday. He is described as having a mustache and goatee and a stocky build. The man was wearing a blue zip-up hoodie, gray sweatpants with multiple pockets and gray New Balance running shoes. He also had gloves and a face mask with him.
A vigil for the victim was held at the store later on Saturday. The woman was described as a mother of two and grand mother.
“It’s crazy that somebody can just come and take somebody’s life like it’s nothing,” Gilberto Melendez, the victim’s co-worker, told WPVI.
A $20,000 reward is on offer for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction.