Robber shoots, kills man, 54, at North Philly ATM

A man was shot and killed during a robbery at this ATM at 9th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. (Google Maps)
A man was shot and killed during a robbery at this ATM at 9th and Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. (Google Maps)
Posted: September 28, 2011

A 54-year-old man was shot and killed while struggling with an armed robber just after midnight today at an ATM in North Philadelphia, police said.

Homicide detectives are reviewing surveillance video from the area in hopes of obtaining an image of the killer.

Police said the victim was using a Star cash machine outside the Diamond Deli at 9th and Diamond Streets when he was approached by another man brandishing a black pistol.

A struggle ensued and the gunmen opened fire, hitting the victim multiple times in the back, neck and chest, police said.

He was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he died at 12:24 a.m., police said.

Police broadcast an alert for thin black male, about 5-feet-9 and wearing a white Polo-style shirt who fled north on 9th street in a car.


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