Manhunt underway after Philadelphia Dunkin’ Donuts manager killed in robbery

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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.