3 masked armed robbers targeting Wawa stores in Delaware County

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (WPVI) -- Police are searching for three masked men who are believed to be responsible for several Wawa robberies in Delaware County.

Surveillance video captured the robbery at the Wawa store on the 500 block of Burmont Road in Drexel Hill early Saturday morning.

"You have what I call 'urban terrorists.' When you see the video it's scary. Thank God nobody got hurt," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

Two of the armed suspects stormed the front doors at 4:22 a.m. as a third man closed and locked the door behind them.

Police say the suspects, one of whom wore a mask made famous by the movie 'The Purge,' stole thousands of dollars and lottery tickets.

All three suspects wore work gloves, which makes this investigation even more difficult.

"We did a major search but it's like looking for a needle in a haystack right now," says Chitwood.

Radnor Township detectives believe these are the same people responsible for holding up a Wawa on the 100 block of Sugartown Road in Wayne.

That took place in the early morning hours of June 17.

In both cases, two masked people entered the store with guns followed by a third accomplice. The employees working at the time were forced into a back room while the suspects cleared out the cash register and stole lottery tickets.

The Wawa corporation is offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of these suspects.
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