Northeast Times

Man steals Wawa charity donations

Sur­veil­lance photo

A Wawa pat­ron helped him­self to a char­ity box on May 13, now de­tect­ives are try­ing to find the thief and about $100 in stolen dona­tions that were meant to be­ne­fit chil­dren.

Po­lice were called to 151 By­berry Road in Somer­ton at about 3:15 p.m. after a man re­moved the money tray from in­side the clear plastic col­lec­tion box. Sur­veil­lance video from the store showed the man roam­ing the store and linger­ing in­ter­mit­tently at the front counter where the Chil­dren’s Mir­acle Net­work box had been placed. The sus­pect ap­peared to ma­nip­u­late a lock on the box be­fore re­mov­ing the tray and slip­ping it be­neath a magazine that he held in his hands.

He fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion and was de­scribed as white, 40 years old with blonde hair and a dis­tinct­ive T-shirt with a blue and white blotchy pat­tern. He also wore gray shorts and black sneak­ers. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view the sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PP­DTIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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