Northeast Times

Tips lead police to robbery arrest

It took the pub­lic less than a day to fin­ger a Frank­ford man for the armed rob­bery of a Wawa in Burholme on March 17.

The St. Patrick’s Day heist oc­curred at 800 Cottman Ave. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, Chris­toph­er Moore, 43, of the 1600 block of Van Kirk St., entered the store shortly after noon, poin­ted a gun at a clerk and de­man­ded money. The work­er gave Moore an un­dis­closed amount of cash from the re­gister be­fore Moore fled, po­lice said.

Po­lice re­leased video of the crime later that day. A short time later, an­onym­ous tip­sters con­tac­ted in­vest­ig­at­ors to identi­fy the al­leged rob­ber. Po­lice ar­res­ted Moore at his home on March 18. ••

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