Robbers hit two Philadelphia convenience stores

Posted: July 01, 2014

Robbers held up two Philadelphia convenience stores early Sunday morning, getting away with about $450 in cash, police said.

Two men wearing dark, hooded jackets and gloves entered a 7-Eleven at 7607 Ridge Ave. in Upper Roxborough at 3:05 a.m. and displayed a small handgun, police said.

After stealing approximately $300 and lottery tickets, the pair fled south on Ridge Avenue on foot.

No injuries were reported.

Approximately 90 minutes later, a lone robber walked into a Wawa in the 3800 block of Spruce Street in the University City neighborhood and demanded cash.

Officers from the 18th District, who responded to a report of a robbery in progress, were met by the cashier, who told them the robber came to the front counter with a green bag and a note that demanded: "Put the cash in the bag." No gun was shown.

The cashier put approximately $150 in the bag, and the robber walked away east on Spruce Street, police said.

Police spokeswoman Tanya Little said investigators have not determined if the robberies were related


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