VIDEO: Wawa Employee Turns The Tables On Would-Be Robber In Center City
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By Steve Beck
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A suspect got more than he bargained for when he attempted to rob a Center City convenience store and the entire incident was caught on tape.
The attempted robbery happened at about 5:30 a.m. on October 13th at the Wawa store located and 9th and Walnut Streets.
WATCH: Surveillance Video
Surveillance video shows the suspect entering the store wearing sunglasses, gardening gloves and a green towel wrapped around his head.
When the suspect approached the counter, he told an employee to “give me everything in the register and no one gets hurt” and tugged at his waistband.
The employee then said to the suspect “show me the gun” and then told other employees that they were being robbed.
The suspect then walked towards the employee with a thin piece of metal with a curved handle.
The employee then punched the suspect in the jaw, causing the suspect to fall to the ground. The employee continued to punch the suspect before other employees pulled him off the suspect.
The suspect ran out of the store without any money and fled in a dark blue or green BMW X5 with no license plate.
The suspect is described as a white male, 40-50 years-of-age, 6’1″-6’3″, 280-300 lbs, with short brown hair and a mustache. He was wearing a light blue flannel shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 215.686.TIPS (8477).