Police in Philadelphia have released unusual footage of an armed robber doing stretches in a parking lot before going on to hold up a nearby Dunkin' Donuts.

Dressed in black and his face covered with a ski mask, he can be seen limbering up and performing lunges before walking to the store's entrance.

Footage from inside the Dunkin' Donuts, located at 4701 North Broad Street, showed the suspect produce a semi-automatic handgun in front of shocked customers before jumping over the counter.

Police say the robbery, at about 6.50am on Saturday (22 April), saw the suspect then throw a blue shopping bag at the feet of two employees, before telling them: "You have 20 seconds to give [me] the money from the registers."

After complying with the suspect's demands, he fled the store with $334 (£260, €307) and was last seen running east through the parking lot and then north onto Old York Road.

No injuries were reported and no shots were fired at the time of the robbery, officers said.

Police are still hunting the suspect and have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

He is described as a black male, between 5ft10in and 6ft tall, and of medium athletic build. He was wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, black trousers, black trainers, a black ski mask, latex gloves, and armed with a handgun.

A police spokesman said: "If you see this suspect do not approach, contact 911 immediately. To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.
All tips will be confidential."

You can also contact the Northwest Detective Division at 215-686-3353/3354.