Wawa is hoping a $5,000 reward will help Philadelphia police track down a gun-wielding robber who attacked two stores in Northeast Philadelphia earlier this month.

On Monday, Wawa announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an armed robber who attacked the convenience store at 4510 Castor Ave. in the Crescentville area on Sept. 8 and to a 7001 Roosevelt Blvd. store in the Mayfair area on Sept. 11.

During the Sept. 8 robbery, a man armed with a handgun entered the store around 11 p.m. and demanded money before fleeing with $250. according to a police report. A gunman took about $200 from the store during the Sept. 11 robbery around 5 a.m.

Police estimated the robber to be in his 50s, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall and 180 to 220 pounds. He is bald, and during one of the robberies he was wearing a black shirt with an astronaut’s helmet on the front.

“At Wawa, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our associates and customers,” Wawa said in a press release. “Wawa will continue to do everything possible to cooperate and support law enforcement in this investigation and in their ongoing efforts to protect our communities.”

If you see a suspect, call 911 immediately, police said.

Wawa and police urged anyone with information to call or text 215-686-8477 or email TIPS@PhillyPolice.com.

There are additional resources for individuals or communities who have experienced gun violence in Philadelphia. More information can be found here.


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