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Armed Suspect Robs Philadelphia Wawa, Flees on Foot: Police

Philadelphia Police are searching for the suspect who robbed a local Wawa late last week.

On Aug. 4 at 11:22 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the North Philadelphia Wawa located at 801 Cottman Avenue. He proceeded to approach the counter with a handgun that was concealed inside of his backpack.

Surveillance footage shows the suspect placing his tan bag on the counter as the clerk puts money from the register into a plastic bag. After an undisclosed amount was taken by the man, he fled the store and was last seen running on Cottman Avenue towards Central Avenue.

The gunman is described as a 6 foot, 1 inch tall black male, lighter complexion and a thin build. He is seen on footage with a dark blue hooded jacket with a noticeable blue “N” of the left front, a tan baseball cap and dark pants.

Anyone with information regarding the incident in urged to contact the Philadelphia Police tip line at 215-686-TIPS or the Northeast Detective Division at (215)686-3153.

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