Northeast Philly Wawa Robbed Again by Man with Knife

A Far Northeast Philly Wawa was robbed by a knife-wielding man for the second time in less than a month. Another nearby Wawa was robbed last week.


This morning, a Far Northeast Philadelphia Wawa was robbed for the second time in less than a month by a man with a knife. Police say the man who robbed the Wawa at Knights Rd. and Clarendon Ave. got away with an unidentified amount of cash.

The same Wawa, which is across the street from Far Northeast Philly’s tony Crestmont Farms section, was robbed on July 14th by a man wielding a knife. Police later charged Mark J. Beaver with that crime. In that crime, cops say Beaver handed the clerk a $1 bill, then brandished a knife after the register opened. He reached into the register and escaped with cash.

Cops picked up Beaver after they say he left his debit card on the counter of a Lukoil he robbed at Franklin Mills later that day.

No one was hurt in this month’s robbery, which took place at 12:45 a.m. Monday morning.

Police are also on the lookout for a man who robbed a nearby Wawa and attempted to rob a 7-Eleven with a knife just over a week ago on August 3rd.


Police say a 5-foot-6 male — who in the above surveillance photo is wearing a grey hoodie, a pink hat and pink glasses — attempted to rob the 7-Eleven at Knights Rd. and Frankford Ave. That 7-Eleven is down the street from the Wawa; both are just inside the border with Bensalem, Bucks County.

He didn’t get away with any money, but police say he then went to the Wawa at State Road near Convent Lane, threatened the cashier with a knife, and escaped with an unknown amount of money from the register.

If you know of anything in last week’s robbery or the one Monday morning, contact police at 215.686.8477 or text a tip to 773847.

[NBC 10 | Philly Police Blog]