Castor Gardens Wawa robbed for fifth time since October

Armed rob­bers have tar­geted the same North­east con­veni­ence store five times since Oc­to­ber, with the latest heist oc­cur­ring early Monday morn­ing, Phil­adelphia po­lice say.

A masked gun­man entered the Wawa at 6460 Bustleton Ave. at about 1:40 a.m. Monday, poin­ted a pis­tol at a clerk and de­man­ded money, said De­tect­ive John Hughes of North­east De­tect­ives. The em­ploy­ee sur­rendered an un­dis­closed amount of cash to the ban­dit, who was last seen run­ning west­bound through the park­ing lot and hop­ping a fence.

There were mul­tiple em­ploy­ees and sev­er­al pat­rons in the 24-hour shop at the time, but no in­jur­ies were re­por­ted, Hughes said.

Based on wit­ness de­scrip­tions of the crook and his meth­od, in­vest­ig­at­ors be­lieve that he may be re­spons­ible for sev­er­al pri­or rob­ber­ies of the same busi­ness. Two men held up the shop on Oct. 1. 

On four oth­er oc­ca­sions since then, a single gun­man robbed the shop.

The ban­dit was de­scribed as black, 5 feet 10 inches tall and thin, with a black mask and a gray hooded sweat­shirt with a zip­per and an Old Navy logo on the front. 

He also wore faded or acid-wash jeans, tan boots and black gloves. He car­ried a small, black semi-auto­mat­ic pis­tol.

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

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