Wawa robbed at gunpoint in Northeast Philadelphia

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Police are looking for an armed suspect who robbed a Wawa in Northeast Philadelphia on August 23.

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are searching for an armed suspect who robbed a Wawa store in Northeast Philadelphia.

The incident occurred on August 23 at the Wawa on the 800 block of Cottman Avenue.

Police say the suspect approached the counter around 2:30 a m. to purchase a few small pieces of loose candy.

As the employee opened the register, the man pulled out a small black semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash.

He got away with $150 from the register before fleeing the store and was last seen running north on the 7300 block of Rockwell Avenue.

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There were no reports of any injuries during the robbery.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male with a light complexion, late 20s to early 30s and 6'0" tall with a goatee. He was wearing black cargo shorts, white short-sleeve t shirt and a black baseball type cap with a Philadelphia Eagles logo on the front and armed with a handgun.

If you see this suspect do not approach him, contact 911 immediately.

Anyone with information should call police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or (773847).

You can also submit an anonymous tip online at PhillyPolice.com.