"Scream" Suspect Holds Up Wawa, Again - NBC 10 Philadelphia

"Scream" Suspect Holds Up Wawa, Again



    "Scream" Mask Holdup at Wawa

    A Northeast Philadelphia Wawa was robbed overnight by a gunman sporting a mask from the movie, "Scream," according to police. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013)

    A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a masked man who allegedly robbed an area Wawa store more than once.

    The $5,000 reward is being offered by Wawa in conjuction with the Citizens Crime Commission and Northeast Philadelphia Police for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the masked man terrorizing the Wawa at 6460 Bustleton Pike.

    "It is our hope that, in offering this reward, we can expedite bringing the perpetrator of these crimes to justice," Wawa said in a statement.

    The armed man, wearing a “Scream” mask like the one worn in the horror-movie franchise, entered the store around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday and demanded money, according to Philadelphia Police.

    An employee handed over an undisclosed amount of cash from the registered and the masked man fled from the store.

    Luckily, no one in the store was hurt.

    Police officers on the scene told NBC10 that they believe this same suspect struck the store before -- one of two suspects capture on surveillance video.

    Three earlier thefts also featured robbers in horror masks coming in between 3 and 4 a.m. and demanding money.

    The store has dealt with the recent rash of robberies including an Oct. 1 incident where two masked men burst into the store and made off with cash. Then, on Nov. 4 a masked man made off with cash from the register.

    Finally, just last Thursday morning, a man in a "Scream" masked burst in and demanded money..

    Police blocked off entrances to the store Tuesday morning and spent a couple hours on the scene sorting through evidence.

    Northeast Detectives plan on holding a press conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday where they are expected to reveal more information.

    Anyone with information should contact police.


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