Caught On Tape: Masked Gunman Robs Wawa, 5th Holdup Since Fall - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Caught On Tape: Masked Gunman Robs Wawa, 5th Holdup Since Fall

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Philadelphia Police are asking for your help to ID a man they say robbed a Wawa early Monday morning.

Officials are trying to determine if the suspect is connected to other robbery investigations.

FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser spoke with a lot of nervous customers about the incident.

A masked gunman entered the Wawa just off the Oxford Circle early Monday morning and proceeded to rob the place despite the presence of a handful of customers and employees.

"It hasn't been violent yet. Any robberies where a gun comes into play there's always that potential where it could end badly," Capt. Frank Palumbo told FOX 29.

Police now believe this could be the same armed robber who's held up the place. It was robbed four times last fall.

The first few times the suspect was wearing a "Scream" mask. This time around, it was just a plain ski mask.

"He comes in quickly, leaves fairly quickly. He appears to know where to go for the money," Captain Palumbo explained.

"It's a shame to see that happened to them," said one customer.

"I would be petrified, me personally. I would have quit after the second time," customer Charlotte Jones said.

Customers were surprised to hear their favorite convenience store had been robbed again. Wawa offered a $5,000 dollar reward after the first four robberies, even closing the store in the early morning hours until last week.

"If it is the same male, he didn't wait real long to come back," Palumbo said.

"Definitely makes me look at people a little differently, I'm sure, when I'm inside," another customer said.

Investigators say the gunman was in and out of the store in less than two minutes. He took $950 and made his escape through a side door then over a big fence behind the store. Every move was caught on tape.

"Police are stepping up patrols in that area and we hope to make an apprehension as soon as possible with the help of the public," Palumbo added.

There is now a $10,000 reward offered by Wawa for information leading to an arrest and conviction. If you have any information, you can call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.

Police say there were two suspects during the first robbery, but only one suspect in the ensuing four robberies.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Revel Hotel Casino Begins 2-Day Shutdown

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:15:23 GMT

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.

    It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.


  • Alex Holley Premieres On 'Good Day Philadelphia'

    Alex Holley Premieres On 'Good Day Philadelphia'

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:04:46 GMT

    Alex Holley arrived by way of a famous Wildwood Tramcar to join Mike and Sue Serio on the boards, along with some "Good Day Philadelphia" fans!

    Alex Holley arrived by way of a famous Wildwood Tramcar to join Mike and Sue Serio on the boards, along with some "Good Day Philadelphia" fans!


  • Fire Breaks Out At Dry-Cleaning Business In Roxborough

    Fire Breaks Out At Dry-Cleaning Business In Roxborough

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:44:29 GMT
    Fire crews respond to the scene right now of a fire at Ridge Avenue and Walnut Lane in Roxborough.
    Fire crews respond to the scene right now of a fire at Ridge Avenue and Walnut Lane in Roxborough.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices