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The 'Simulated Weapon' a Man Stole and Then Used to Rob a Grocery Store of Cash Caught on Camera

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The suspect pocked a banana and acted like it was a gun. (Image source: YouTube)

Philadelphia police are looking for a man who robbed a corner grocery store using a "simulated weapon" earlier this week.

Surveillance cameras recorded a black man wearing a sweatshirt standing in line with a few dollars in hand while a customer in front of him finished a purchase Tuesday morning. After this customer left but before approaching the 24-year-old clerk at the Tejada Grocery, the suspect picked up a banana, pocked it and then proceeded to act like it was a handgun as he demanded money and cigarettes, according to police.

Waiting in line before demanding cigarettes and money from the clerk. (Image source: YouTube) Waiting in line before demanding cigarettes and money from the clerk. (Image source: YouTube)

The suspect pocked a banana and acted like it was a gun. (Image source: YouTube) The suspect pocked a banana and acted like it was a gun. (Image source: YouTube)

Watch the surveillance footage:

The footage also includes another customer coming up to the counter as the robbery was taking place. The woman placed her drink on the counter and began rooting through her purse to pay for it. After a few moments, the suspect calmly left the store and took off on the bike he left outside, leaving a knocked over trash can in his wake.

The police report is unclear in how much cash was taken by the suspect.

(H/T: WPVI-TV)

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