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Caught On Tape: Roxborough Deli Employee Knocked Unconscious During Afternoon Robbery

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police are searching for a suspect accused of knocking a deli employee unconscious during a robbery Tuesday afternoon.

Police say it happened at the M&M Deli in the 400 block of Markle Street in Philadelphia's Roxborough neighborhood.

WATCH: Surveillance Video via Philadelphia Police (***Caution: Violent Content***)

At 2 p.m., police say a man entered the deli armed with a handgun.

According to police, the suspect walked directly behind the counter, allegedly pointing the handgun at the 50-year-old employee, and began going through his pockets then taking money from the cash register.

Police say while the suspect was filling a bag with cigarettes, the employee pushed the silent alarm.

According to police, the suspect then began beating the employee, punching him repeatedly in his head knocking him unconscious.

After taking about $1,500 in cash and merchandise, police say the suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The employee was treated for a broken orbital bone and was released from the hospital.

The suspect is described by police as a Black male, early to mid 30 years-of-age, 6'0"-6'2", muscular build, light facial hair, wearing a blue/white button-up hooded sweatshirt, tan baseball cap with a dark colored brim, white/black sneakers, and checkered black/white boxer shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to call Philadelphia Police. To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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