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American Flag-Wearing Bandit Holds Up Northeast Philly Wawa



    Patriotic Wawa Robber

    Police have not found the person who robbed a Wissinoming Wawa Sunday morning while covering his face with an American flag bandanna. (Published Thursday, July 14, 2016)

    A man, an American flag bandanna wrapped around his face, pulled a gun on a teenager working at a Northeast Philadelphia Wawa earlier this week.

    The man walked into the convenience store along Harbison Avenue near Walker Street in Wissinoming around 4 a.m. Sunday, flashed a gun in his waistband then demanded the 19-year-old behind the counter hand over cash and cigarettes, said Philadelphia Police.

    The worker emptied the register and handed over a carton of smokes then the robber fled up Walker Street.

    Police didn’t report any injuries to the employee.

    Police released surveillance video Thursday showing the thin suspect – described as being 25 to 35 years old, wore a blue and white baseball cap, a black T-shirt, a white T-shirt around his neck and black shorts – with his face covered.

    Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.