UPDATE: Man Wearing ‘Scream’ Mask Robs Northeast Philly Wawa; Reward Offered
By Paul Kurtz, Steve Beck
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for a masked gunman who held up a convenience store in Northeast Philadelphia early Tuesday.
The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. at a Wawa store located in the 6400 block of Bustleton Avenue.
Investigators say the suspect, wearing a mask from the movie “Scream,” walked into the store, pulled out a handgun and cleaned out the register.
The suspect then ran out of the store and last seen on Bustleton Avenue.
No shots were fired, and there were no reports of any injuries.
It was not immediately known how much money the suspect stole.
This is the second time in less than a week that the same Wawa was robbed. The store was also robbed last Thursday, as well as on October 1 and November 4.
Captain Frank Bachmayer of Northeast Detectives says, “This individual he’s dangerous not only to the public but also to the Wawa customers and the Wawa employees. These are all robberies by point of gun and the one robbery he actually taps the complaint on the top of the head with the gun.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police.
Wawa is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those wanted for these robberies.