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Bustleton Ave. Wawa robbed at gunpoint

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A rob­ber with a small hand­gun and pos­sibly a nicot­ine habit stuck up a Wawa store in Castor Gar­dens early Sunday, Phil­adelphia po­lice said.

The ban­dit made off with an un­dis­closed amount of cash and 36 packs of New­port and New­port 100s ci­gar­ettes, ac­cord­ing to Of­ficer Christine O’Bri­en, a po­lice de­part­ment spokes­wo­man.

Po­lice were called to the con­veni­ence store on the 6400 block of Bustleton Ave. just after 6 a.m. for a rob­bery in pro­gress. A 20-year-old male cash­ier told them that a man had walked up to him, placed a de­mand note on the counter and pulled an “auto­mat­ic-style” hand­gun from his jack­et. The sus­pect held the weapon at his side and ordered the clerk to open the re­gister and stuff the cash in­to a bag, along with ci­gar­ettes.

After the clerk com­plied, the rob­ber fled on foot south­bound on Bustleton Av­en­ue. No in­jur­ies were re­por­ted.

The rob­ber was de­scribed as His­pan­ic with a light com­plex­ion and light-colored eyes, 30 to 35 years old, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He wore a gray zip­per jack­et with un­known mark­ings on the left side, a black hood­ie and gloves.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. ••

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