Gunman fatally shoots Dunkin’ Donuts manager in the head during early morning store robbery

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A gunman is sought who fatally shot Dunkin’ Donuts manager in the head during an early morning store robbery

  • Philadelphia Police Try to Find a Suspect Who Killed a Dunkin’ Donuts Store Manager After Robbing the Store
  • Surveillance footage shows the suspect forcing the female store manager inside, where she leads him to a safe in the kitchen and eventually hands him money.
  • The store manager, 41-year-old Christine Lugo, was reportedly shot in the head shortly afterwards and pronounced dead at the scene.
  • The suspect is described as a black man in his late 30s to early 40s with a mustache and goatee of medium to stocky build.

The Philadelphia Police Department tries to track down a suspect who killed a Dunkin’ Donuts store manager after robbing the store.

Camera surveillance shows a black man approaching the store manager as she is about to open around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday and start talking to her.

He is then seen grabbing her with his left hand, holding a revolver in his right hand and forcing the victim through the door.

The suspect fled.  He is described as a black man in his late 30s to early 40s with a mustache and goatee who is of medium to stocky build.

The suspect fled. He is described as a black man in his late 30s to early 40s with a mustache and goatee who is of medium to stocky build.

Surveillance footage shows a man approaching the store manager as she was about to open the Dunkin' Donuts in Philadelphia on Saturday morning, pushing her inside

Surveillance footage shows a man approaching the store manager as she was about to open the Dunkin’ Donuts in Philadelphia on Saturday morning, pushing her inside

She takes him to a kitchen, where he appears to be trying to open a safe

She takes him to a kitchen, where he appears to be trying to open a safe

The footage later shows the store manager sitting in a pantry with a cash drawer on her lap and handing the suspect an undisclosed amount of money.

The footage later shows the store manager sitting in a pantry with a cash drawer on her lap and handing the suspect an undisclosed amount of money.

The footage later comes to the two in a pantry, where the manager is sitting on a box with the cash drawer on her lap.

She hands the man an undisclosed amount of money, which he puts in his left pocket and looks at his watch.

The store manager was shot in the head at 5:51 am Philadelphia Inquirer reports, and was pronounced dead six minutes later when police arrived on the scene. The suspect fled, police said.

The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Christine Lugo, a mother of two and a grandmother with a ‘kind heart and a smile’ CBS 3 News.

The store manager, 41-year-old Christine Lugo, was found shot in the head shortly after the robbery.  She was a mother of two and a grandmother

The store manager, 41-year-old Christine Lugo, was found shot in the head shortly after the robbery. She was a mother of two and a grandmother

The Dunkin' Donuts remained closed through Saturday while the investigation continued

The Dunkin’ Donuts remained closed through Saturday while the investigation continued

‘She was an angel, a mother to all of us,’ Larry Evans, a store assistant who joined a group of mourners at the West Kensington store on Saturday to pay tribute to Lugo, the researcher said. “Whoever you are, she’d give you the shirt off her back.”

Shoppers also said she always remembered their orders.

“She was a special person,” Gilberto Melendez, a former colleague, told me. ABC news. “It’s crazy that someone can just come and take someone’s life like it’s nothing.”

The Dunkin’ Donuts Corporation also said in a statement: “We are aware of the tragic incident that occurred at the Dunkin’ restaurant on Lehigh Street in Philadelphia. We at Dunkin’ are all saddened to hear of the passing of a restaurant manager and our thoughts are with her family and friends.”

It added: “The franchisee is fully cooperating with the local authorities in their investigation.”

Mourners gathered outside the store after hearing the news to pay tribute to Lugo

Mourners gathered outside the store after hearing the news to pay tribute to Lugo

Some reminded her of letters, stuffed animals and balloons

Some reminded her of letters, stuffed animals and balloons

A woman lit a prayer candle for Lugo with a private message on it

A woman lit a prayer candle for Lugo with a private message on it

The suspect is described as a black man in his late 30s to early 40s with a mustache and goatee of medium to stocky build.

At the time of the robbery and murder, he was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and gray cargo joggers with light gray New Balance sneakers, with an analog watch on his right wrist, blue gloves, and a face mask.

Police are offering a $20,000 reward for any information that could lead to the suspect’s arrest and anyone with information should call the Homicide Department at (215) 686-3334 or the Department’s Tip Line at (315) 686-TIPS.

Alternatively, tips can be sent to tips@phillypolice.com or texted to PPDTIP.

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