2POLICE NEED HELP
TO TRACK SUSPECT
Police are seeking the public's help in nabbing an armed thief who robbed a Mayfair 7-Eleven last month.
The sticky-fingered man walked into the store on Frankford Avenue near Levick Street, about 2:30 a.m. May 7, and walked behind the counter, police said. He pulled out a black semiautomatic handgun, aimed at the store clerk and demanded money.
The employee opened the cash register, and the thief stole about $200 in cash. The robber then fled the store and ran east on Levick.
He was described as a black man between 30 and 35 years old, about 5 feet 9 and weighing 150 pounds. He has a thin build and was wearing a black hoodie.
Anyone with information about the crime or the whereabouts of the robber is asked to call Detective Zielinski, Northeast Detective Division, at 215-686- 3153.
IN OTHER NEWS:
PA. OUTLAWS 'BATH SALTS'
Gov. Corbett yesterday signed legislation to outlaw "bath salts" and certain other synthetic drugs in Pennsylvania, calling them a danger to society.
"If left unchecked, synthetic drugs could have developed into the most dangerous drug crisis since methamphetamine labs found their way into our state," Corbett said.
He noted that the bill does not take effect for 60 days and urged retailers to suspend sales immediately.
The law prohibits all chemical substances similar to bath salts, as well as synthetic marijuana. Bath salts sell for as little as $10 in certain stores and on the Internet. Despite their innocent-sounding name, they can cause delusional, violent behavior.
Corbett cited Pennsylvania cases in which people under the influence of bath salts had been involved in stabbings and an armed standoff with police.
- Staff and wire reports