Courtesy At Grocery - And A Holdup

Posted: October 01, 1992

He certainly wasn't rude. In fact, he was downright pleasant, even if he did have a gun.

"How are you doing?" the man in the black silk jacket asked the customer at the Pathmark courtesy counter in Bensalem last Thursday afternoon.

What the customer didn't realize was that the man was in the process of robbing the clerk behind the counter.

"The witness standing next to him didn't know what was going on (until) she saw him take the money and run," said Township Police Capt. Jack Robinson.

At first, the clerk apparently did not give the man enough money, because he asked for more. In all, the man stole $525 in the 1:43 p.m. incident.

Witnesses told police they saw the man leave with another man. The two got into a small red sports car, drove around to the back of the store, on Knights Road, and fled, police said.

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