Police: Men Rob Southwest Philly Gas Station, Serve Customers for Hours

CBS 3 reports the men tied up the 18-year-old clerk and served customers for over two hours, offering gas at a discounted rate and pocketing the cash.

CBS 3’s Elizabeth Hur is reporting a bizarre story at a Hess station in Southwest Philadelphia: Police say three men robbed a Hess gas station in Southwest Philadelphia, shot the owner’s 18-year-old son, and then worked behind the counter for more than two hours before leaving.

Lt. John Walker with the Philadelphia Police Department added, “In my career, that’s the first time I’ve seen or heard something like this occur. Obviously they probably didn’t feel like they got enough money, so they’re going to sit there, take control of the business, offer gas at a discounted price and try to get additional money which is just bizarre.”

The trio are suspected in robberies of two Hess stations, with one of the robbers wearing a Hess shirt and posing as a delivery man both times.

Police are asking anyone who was at the Hess station at Island and Elmwood avenues in Southwest Philadelphia to come forward. The 18-year-old victim was taken to Penn hospital and was released.

[CBS 3]