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Man Sought in Safecracking Try at Bala Cynwyd Wawa Store

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By Brad Segall

BALA CYNWYD, Pa. (CBS) — Lower Merion police have released pictures of a man they’re looking for in connection with a burglary late last month at a Wawa convenience store on Conshohocken State Road.

According to investigators, the man used power tools during the early morning hours of July 31st to cut through the cinderblock wall on the north side of the building near the Greenhouse Condominium complex in Bala Cynwyd.

That opening led to a rear storage room where, police say, the started cutting into the safe before he was scared off by employees.

Police sergeant John Stillwagon called the suspect’s actions brazen.

“He’s in there for well over an hour,” Stillwagon tells KYW Newsradio. “And most convenience stores like that, if they’re not open 24/7, they open early in the morning, so you’d have to expect employees to show up.”

Police say he appears in surveillance video to be an Hispanic or light-skinned black male in his twenties, and he was wearing a grey-and-white striped hooded pullover, grey pants, and work boots.

Lower Merion is comparing notes with other area police departments to see if they have had any similar incidents.

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