Police say officers arrived on the scene and observed roughly 100 juveniles causing damage to the store.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police are investigating after a crowd of juveniles ransacked a Wawa in the city's Mayfair section Saturday night.
It happened around 8:22 p.m. at the store located on the 7000 block of Roosevelt Boulevard.
Police say officers arrived on the scene and observed roughly 100 juveniles causing damage to the store. Police said some of the people in the videos may be as young at 10.
No injuries were reported, but residents Action News spoke with expressed outrage over the incident.
"The bottom line is: we can not have this type of behavior happening in this city. The business community doesn't deserve that, the citizens don't deserve it," said John Stanford, first deputy police commissioner.
One woman who did not want to be identified says she often thinks twice before entering the store.
"Sometimes I'm afraid to stop, it's a shame," she said.
Video captured the juveniles inside the store throwing food and causing damage to the business.
Police are still searching for the individuals involved.
"I was angry. I was very upset because being in the shoes of those employees, I know just how terrifying it is and how like frustrating it is having to clean up after that as well," said former employee Kaitlyn Holtzman.
On Monday, police made a plea to parents.
"I know there are several parents that will look at this and say, 'That's not how I raised my kids,' and that's understandable. But also there is a responsibility to then identify your kids to us," Stanford said.
Wawa released this statement on the incident:
"We are working closely with law enforcement to support their efforts to bring all of the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible. We remain committed to protecting our associates and customers and ensuring a safe, welcoming environment for each customer, in every Wawa store. Nothing is more important to us."
Police said they are working with the district attorney's office and charges can include riot, which is a felony, among others. They also say if your car was damaged in the parking lot, call North East Detectives.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 215-686-TIPS.