VIDEO: Police seek man who robbed Wissinoming Wawa at knifepoint

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A surveillance video still of the suspect leaving the scene of the crime. Credit: Philadelphia Police Department

Police are looking for a man who was caught on camera June 13 robbing a Wissinoming Wawa at knifepoint.

Investigators said the suspect entered the Wawa at 6001 Harbison Ave. shortly before 3:45 a.m.

The man allegedly waited until an employee was finished waiting on a customer.

He can then be seen walking behind the counter and putting the cashier in a headlock.

Police said he pulled a knife on the worker, demanding money.

The employee opened the cash register and the suspect stuffed wads of bills in his pockets.

The man took $300 in cash before fleeing the store on foot, according to authorities.

He was last seen running north on Harbison Avenue.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, between the ages of 20 and 30. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the crime is asked to call 911, to contact the Northeast Detectives Division at 215-686-3153 or 3154, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477), texting PPD TIP (773847), emailing tips@phillypolice.com or by filling out this online form.


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