Suspects wanted for two armed robberies in the Northeast

Police believe a pair of men robbed a Somerton gas station before holding up a Wawa in Burholme two days later.

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Police are looking for two suspects who they believe committed a pair of armed robberies in Somerton and Burholme during a two-day span in August.

The first incident took place at 2:10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the Sunoco gas station at Byberry Road and Bustleton Avenue in Somerton, authorities said. 

Police said two men entered the store and pointed guns at an employee. One of the men threw a bag at the cashier and said, “Put the money in the bag and make it quick.” The pair made off with an unknown amount of cash.

Two days later, around midnight, two men approached an employee outside of the Wawa at 801 Cottman Avenue (near Rockwell Avenue) in Burholme, according to police. 

One put a gun to the female employee’s back and forced her into the store. Again, the suspects gave a second employee a black bag and told her to fill it with cash while pointing a gun at her head. The men jumped in a car in the parking lot and took off with an unknown amount of cash, authorities said.

Police believe the same two men robbed both stores. No arrests had been made as of Tuesday. 

Anyone with information about the suspects or the robberies is asked to contact Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153/3154. All tips will be confidential. ••