Person of Interest in the Murders of North Philly Dunkin ‘Manager, Delaware Metro by T-Mobile Worker Now in Custody – NBC10 Philadelphia
A person of interest in the murders of a North Philadelphia Dunkin store manager as well as an employee of the Delaware Metro by T-Mobile store is now in custody.
Early Saturday morning, Christine Lugo, 40, was shot and killed by an armed robber as she opened the Dunkin ‘store on the 500 block of W. Lehigh Avenue in the Fairhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Surveillance video shows a man standing outside near the door before forcibly grabbing Lugo and pushing her inside the store as he wields a handgun. The video further shows him forcing her into the kitchen and then into a storage room, where he makes her give her money.
Police said that after Lugo gave him the money, the man shot him once in the head and fled. Lugo was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police released surveillance photos of the suspect. Police sources told NBC10 that the man’s description matched a suspect in a similar crime in May in which a woman working at a Metro by T-Mobile store in Elsmere, New Castle County, Del. was killed by an armed robber who also stole her car.
NBC10 confirmed on Tuesday that a person of interest to the two murders is currently in custody in Wilmington, Delaware. The man is also a person of interest in the murder of his own mother in February, police sources said.
Federal agents, Wilmington Police and Philadelphia Police are all working to connect the three crimes. The suspect has not been publicly identified and no charges have yet been laid in any of the cases.