SOUTHWEST PHILA. Three men robbed a Southwest Philadelphia gas station early Monday and then spent more than three hours smoking cigarettes, scratching lottery tickets, and eating snacks while selling discount gas to unwitting customers.
The same men robbed another station last week, but didn't stick around pretending to work there, said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives. He called the takeover "bizarre."
One of the men wore a Hess uniform shirt and posed as a deliveryman to gain entry in both robberies. In the Monday robbery, the man knew how to operate the cashier's gas terminal, which indicated he may be a former Hess employee, Walker said.