A knife-wielding man parlayed a dollar bill into a lot more cash as he held up a Morrell Park convenience store early Monday.
The robbery occurred at about 12:30 a.m. at Wawa, 10550 Knights Road. The suspect picked up a candy bar, placed it on the front counter and handed a dollar bill to the clerk, who opened the cash register to complete the transaction. That’s when the robber brandished a knife, threatened to kill the employee and demanded money, said Lt. Dennis Rosenbaum of Northeast Detectives.
The crook grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot in an unknown direction. He was described as 35 years old, white, 6 feet 1 inch tall and thin, wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans. To view surveillance video of the crime, visit the Philadelphia Police channel on YouTube.com. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to report information. ••