Wawa store ransacked by about 100 teenagers caught on video, Philadelphia police say – Miami Herald
Police say 100 juveniles ransacked a Wawa in the city’s Mayfair section. Residents expressed outrage over the incident, saying the business community doesn’t deserve this type of behavior.
Video captured juveniles inside the store throwing food and causing damage to the business. Police are still searching for the individuals involved.
No one was hurt during the smash-and-grab styled incident, but the teenagers may face charges such as riot, criminal mischief, vandalism, and theft.
After ransacking a Wawa convenience store in Philadelphia on Saturday, the teen intruders were also guilty of leaving trash and products littering the floor. Wawa released a statement on the incident, saying they were working with law enforcement to bring the perpetrators to justice.
There are many instances of violence in seemingly peaceful stores and businesses. Employees of Princess Bride Diamonds fought off attempted robbers earlier this year. Surveillance video shows workers fighting off smash-and-grab robbers in Huntington Beach, California.
Police broke up the mob at Wawa after the juveniles broke tables at the Rolling Thunder Skating Center next door. They were outnumbered and unable to make any arrests, but were cautious not to arrest kids under 10 years old.
Police say 50 to 100 young people stormed a Philadelphia Wawa, stealing and vandalizing, while employees watched helplessly.
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- Wawa store ransacked by about 100 teenagers caught on video, Philadelphia police say Miami Herald
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- Roughly 100 juveniles ransack Wawa in Northeast Philadelphia CBS Philly
- Wawa Patron Wants to Know if Sandwich will be Finished While Store is Being Ransacked Crossing Broad
- Viral Video Appears To Show Mob Of Teenagers Robbing A Wawa TODAY