Different suspects sought for Somerton Wawa robbery, Frankford assault

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Police with Northeast Detectives are busy. Different suspects are sought at either end of the division for crimes that occurred less than two weeks apart.

On Aug. 24, a man told an employee at the Wawa at 10901 Bustleton Avenue that he had a gun and demanded money. He fled out the back of the building.

Ten days later, an 82-year-old man was assaulted and robbed on the 5100-block of Griscom Street in Frankford. The victim says he was sprayed with mace and punched, then robbed of his money.

The Somerton robbery suspect is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years of age, approximately 5'8" and 200 lbs. He was wearing a white tank top with a red shirt and black shorts at the time of the robbery.

The suspect in the Frankford crime is a black male between 30 and 40 years of age, approximately 5'9" and 250 lbs. He wore a white shirt and blue jeans during the assault.

Anyone with information about these crimes can call 215-821-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or submit a tip online.


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