Armed man steals cigarettes from Wawa

Sur­veil­lance photo

An un­known gun­man slipped in­to a Bustleton Wawa and quietly robbed the busi­ness last Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, mak­ing off with two car­tons of ci­gar­ettes, Phil­adelphia po­lice say.

The ban­dit made no ap­par­ent at­tempt to con­ceal his face or dis­guise him­self, as evid­enced by sur­veil­lance video re­covered from the con­veni­ence store at 8900 Krewstown Road. The heist oc­curred at about 3:09 p.m. when the rob­ber walked up to the store from Bloom­field Av­en­ue, entered, ap­proached a clerk and lif­ted his shirt to re­veal an ob­ject in his waist­band. It was a gun, po­lice said.

The em­ploy­ee sur­rendered two car­tons of ci­gar­ettes to the rob­ber, who ex­ited the store and ran west­bound on Bloom­field, away from Krewstown. He was de­scribed as white, about 25 years old, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a me­di­um build, brown hair with red high­lights and a full mus­tache and beard. He wore a dark base­ball cap with “FDNY” on the front, a dark long-sleeve shirt with “Hol­lister 1922” on the front, white cargo shorts, black socks and sneak­ers.

To view the sur­veil­lance video, vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­ Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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