Caught On Tape: Masked Gunman Robs Wawa, 5th Holdup Since Fall - New York News

Caught On Tape: Masked Gunman Robs Wawa, 5th Holdup Since Fall

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Philadelphia Police are asking for your help to ID a man they say robbed a Wawa early Monday morning.

Officials are trying to determine if the suspect is connected to other robbery investigations.

FOX 29's Dave Schratwieser spoke with a lot of nervous customers about the incident.

A masked gunman entered the Wawa just off the Oxford Circle early Monday morning and proceeded to rob the place despite the presence of a handful of customers and employees.

"It hasn't been violent yet. Any robberies where a gun comes into play there's always that potential where it could end badly," Capt. Frank Palumbo told FOX 29.

Police now believe this could be the same armed robber who's held up the place. It was robbed four times last fall.

The first few times the suspect was wearing a "Scream" mask. This time around, it was just a plain ski mask.

"He comes in quickly, leaves fairly quickly. He appears to know where to go for the money," Captain Palumbo explained.

"It's a shame to see that happened to them," said one customer.

"I would be petrified, me personally. I would have quit after the second time," customer Charlotte Jones said.

Customers were surprised to hear their favorite convenience store had been robbed again. Wawa offered a $5,000 dollar reward after the first four robberies, even closing the store in the early morning hours until last week.

"If it is the same male, he didn't wait real long to come back," Palumbo said.

"Definitely makes me look at people a little differently, I'm sure, when I'm inside," another customer said.

Investigators say the gunman was in and out of the store in less than two minutes. He took $950 and made his escape through a side door then over a big fence behind the store. Every move was caught on tape.

"Police are stepping up patrols in that area and we hope to make an apprehension as soon as possible with the help of the public," Palumbo added.

There is now a $10,000 reward offered by Wawa for information leading to an arrest and conviction. If you have any information, you can call the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.

Police say there were two suspects during the first robbery, but only one suspect in the ensuing four robberies.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police Search For Missing Camden Man

    Police Search For Missing Camden Man

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:34:43 GMT
    Police say Jermaine Lundy, 44, was reported missing on Friday. If you have any information, please call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.Police say Jermaine Lundy, 44, was reported missing on Friday. If you have any information, please call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.
    The Camden County Police Department is searching for a missing man from North Camden that was reported missing on Friday.
    The Camden County Police Department is searching for a missing man from North Camden that was reported missing on Friday.
  • Police: Boater Disappearance May Have Been Staged

    Police: Boater Disappearance May Have Been Staged

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:28:19 GMT
    Egg Harbor Township Police believe the disappearance of a boater in July may have been staged.
    Egg Harbor Township Police believe the disappearance of a boater in July may have been staged.
  • New Video Game Sparks Debate In South Jersey

    New Video Game Sparks Debate In South Jersey

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:30:49 GMT
    Video games may be pure fantasy, but a violent action-adventure game called "Watch Dogs" has ignited a very real debate in one South Jersey community. Watch Dog allows players to adopt the persona of a James Bond-like computer hacker, chasing an evil mastermind. People say it's chock-full of foul language, sex and violence, features dark and foreboding backdrops. The latest version, which is due out this fall may be set in Camden.
    Video games may be pure fantasy, but a violent action-adventure game called "Watch Dogs" has ignited a very real debate in one South Jersey community. Watch Dog allows players to adopt the persona of a James Bond-like computer hacker, chasing an evil mastermind. People say it's chock-full of foul language, sex and violence, features dark and foreboding backdrops. The latest version, which is due out this fall may be set in Camden.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NJ National Guard unit to deploy to Persian Gulf

    NJ National Guard unit to deploy to Persian Gulf

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:34:45 GMT
    More citizen soldiers will be leaving New Jersey for the Middle East. Nearly 170 troops will depart the National Guard armory in Jersey City on Saturday for duty in the Persian Gulf.
    More citizen soldiers will be leaving New Jersey for the Middle East. Nearly 170 troops will depart the National Guard armory in Jersey City on Saturday for duty in the Persian Gulf.
  • OCME: Police chokehold caused Eric Garner's death

    OCME: Police chokehold caused Eric Garner's death

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:19:02 GMT
    The New York City medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of a complete overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police force.
    The New York City medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of a complete overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police force.
  • 'Ice bucket challenge'

    NY man with ALS gets support from friends and strangers

    NY man with ALS gets support from friends and strangers

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:14:45 GMT
    When he was 31, Patrick Quinn, of Queens, received the life-changing news: he has ALS. It all started after a softball game in 2011. After two years of countless medical tests, the diagnosis was final. Since then, Quinn has watched his body change. His arms are much thinner. His biceps and triceps have atrophied. His hands have lost all muscle.
    When he was 31, Patrick Quinn, of Queens, received the life-changing news: he has ALS. It all started after a softball game in 2011. After two years of countless medical tests, the diagnosis was final. Since then, Quinn has watched his body change. His arms are much thinner. His biceps and triceps have atrophied. His hands have lost all muscle.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices