$10,000 reward offered for arrest and conviction of serial Wawa robber

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

A Wawa in Northeast Philadelphia was robbed at gunpoint early Monday for the fifth time in four months, and the chain has offered a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

Around 2 a.m. a masked gunman entered the store, on 6400 block of Bustleton Avenue, and announced the holdup. He forced an assistant store manager to empty a safe and cash register.

The gunman fled through a rear door with an unknown amount of cash and a carton of Newport cigarettes, police said.

There were seven customers and four employees in the store at the time of the robbery. Nobody was injured.

Before the Monday attack, the last robbery was Nov. 26.

Only the first robbery, which occurred on Oct. 1, was perpetrated by two individuals.

“Since November, we have taken additional measures which included the intermittent closing of the store overnight,” Wawa spokeswoman Lori Bruce said in a statement.

The chain asked that anyone with information contact the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS or contact Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153.

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