Gun-toting masked thug threatens worker inside Philly deli while his accomplice drags out their prize — an ATM

 A gun-toting masked man threatened a worker inside a Philadelphia deli Thursday night while his accomplice, also masked, dragged an ATM out of the corner market in the 200 block of West Olney Avenue.

What are the details?

Police said the two men entered the Martinez Deli just before 8:00 p.m. One of them used a black handgun to threaten a store employee, police said, while the other went to the back of the deli and "forcibly removed" an ATM.

Surveillance video captured the moment one of the men dragged the ATM out the front door of the establishment.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

The ATM was placed it inside a gray 2010-2012 Toyota RAV4 which the pair had parked on the sidewalk prior to entering the deli, police said.

Image source: YouTube screenshot

Video captured an image of the Pennsylvania temporary tag — 3953871 — but police ran a check on the tag and determined it did not belong to the RAV4.

Police said they are working on identifying the culprits.

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Just another Philly crime

TheBlaze earlier this week wondered if Philly crooks are becoming more brazen amid a report of an armed man who reached into a McDonald's drive-thru window and ripped out a cash register:

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Here are a few related news items that may shed light on how brazen crime has become in the City of Brotherly Love of late:

  • Eleven Philadelphia college students living in an off-campus apartment said armed robbers broke in, robbed them at gunpoint, and locked them in a basement last Friday morning.
  • A gang of dirt bike and ATV riders were caught on video surrounding police at a Philadelphia gas station last month — and police said the riders threw bricks and bottles at cops, which resulted in a broken windshield. Unfortunately, there's a "no pursuit" policy in place for such vehicles.
  • A Catholic priest from an order that provides services for the homeless was carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia — also last month — while he was unloading a wheelchair from the vehicle's trunk.
  • Surveillance video released by Philadelphia police in early October shows a quartet of armed carjackers zeroing in on a victim at a gas station around 10 p.m. At least one of the crooks had a flair for the dramatic, hopping out of a white van parked in front of the targeted car, jumping on the car's roof, and pointing a gun at the car's owner, who appeared about ready to begin pumping gas.
  • A man who was convicted of murder and then exonerated just a year ago is now wanted by Philadelphia police in connection with a recent fatal shooting. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner had found that the man's "constitutional rights had been violated at the time of his prosecution because information implicating another individual as the likely shooter had not been turned over to the defense council."
  • Oh, and Pennsylvania House Republicans voted Wednesday to impeach Krasner over a "catastrophic rise in violent crime."
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