An armed robbery occurred at 6:38 p.m. on Wednesday at 3441 Chestnut Street, prompting a UPennAlert.
At that time, a robbery was reported in progress at the T-Mobile store, according to the Division of Public Safety. The suspect entered the store, indicated he had a gun and told the store clerk to open the cash register. He took the money out of the register and left, heading eastward on Chestnut Street.
The alert was sent out at 6:52 p.m., followed by an all-clear notification at 7:12 p.m.
The suspect is a dark complected black man, around 30 to 40 years old and is approximately 6 feet tall, according to the DPS website. He is heavyset and was seen wearing a dark gray hooded sweatshirt.
Both Philadelphia and Penn Police responded to the robbery and canvassed the area to look for the suspect. Along with Allied Universal Security Officers, Penn Police have increased patrols in the area of the robbery, DPS said.
This article was last updated on Oct. 26 at 10:27 p.m.