Police: Serial robber busted

April 7, 2008 9:13:22 AM PDT
Philadelphia Police say they have arrested a serial robber.

Ryan Barrie is suspected in seven heists in the Northeast.

His alleged spree started last November with two Wawa robberies that were just hours apart.

Police say Barrie's run from the law started to unravel when he was picked up by a surveillance camera. A tipster saw that picture on television and called police.

He was arrested Friday.

Here is a list of the robberies that police believe Barrie committed:

  • November 20, 2007 at approximately 3:20 a.m. the Wawa store located at 8000 Roosevelt Blvd. was robbed of about $189.00. The same day at approximately 6:10 AM, another Wawa store located at 10550 Knights Road was robbed. About $130.00 was taken.
  • January 23, 2008, at 10:43 p.m., a male entered the China Gate Restaurant and demanded all the workers surrender their money. The workers did not understand the male, and he fled the store without any money. His picture was captured on surveillance video.
  • February 12, 2008, at approximately 1:58 p.m. the same male entered the Shell Gas Station located at 9801 Bustleton Ave. he announced a robbery and pointed a handgun and the clerk struggled with him. The suspect escaped with no money, but again was captured by video cameras.
  • March 14, 2008, at approximately 2:30 p.m. the Shop Rite food market located at 6725 Frankford Ave. was targeted by the same Barrie. About $564.00 was taken.
  • March 15, 2008, at approximately 6:51 p.m. the Pathmark food market located at 8716 Frankford Ave. was also robbed. Roughly $1,235.00 was taken.
  • March 22, 2008, at approximately 2:30 a.m. the Seven-11 store located at 6622 Rising Sun Ave. was robbed of about $200.00. The male threatened to shoot the clerk.