Man in Sunglasses Has Wawa Clerk Empty the Register

By Dan Stamm
|  Wednesday, May 21, 2014  |  Updated 11:56 AM EDT
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Surveillance Video care of Philadelphia Police

Philadelphia Police say a man wearing sunglasses said "empty all of the money out of the register" inside the store at 6001 Harbison Avenue.

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The latest in a recent string of Wawa heists striking the convenience chain’s location in the Northeast part of Philadelphia featured a man in sunglasses telling the clerk to empty the register, according to Philadelphia Police.

Police released surveillance video Wednesday morning of Friday night’s heist inside the Wawa at 6001 Harbison Avenue in the city’s Wissinoming section.

In the video you see a man in his 30s wearing a black hoodie and sunglasses enter the store and calmly wait in line as another customer pays for his items.

That’s what police say the suspect approached the counter and told the clerk to “empty all of the money out of the register,” according to investigators.

He then added, “don’t be obvious about it.”

The clerk then placed money into a plastic bag and handed it over the thief.

The robber takes a quick look at the undisclosed amount of cash in the bag before fleeing out of the store and heading northbound on nearby Walker Street, according to police.

Police asked anyone with information or might recognize the man to contact Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153/54 or the anonymous tip line at 215-686-8477.

This heist was the latest in a string of more than a half dozen robberies -- including ones where the suspects wore Scream masks, turtle necks and other disguises to try and hide their identities -- that have targeted area Wawas this year.

In some instances the robber showed a firearm, according to police.


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