Mt. Airy Wawa customer forced at gunpoint to buy bandit cream soda

14th Police District in Philadelphia

43 W. Haines Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

This district covers Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy, Cedarbrook, and part West Oak Lane, and Germantown.

This list covers July 20 – July 26


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7200 block Germantown Ave. – Police say a man was forced at gunpoint to charge items in the Mt. Airy WAWA. The offender fled with a can of cream soda, six Dutch Master cigars, and two cartons of Newport cigarettes. Offender also took the complainant’s credit card and a cell phone.



July 20, 2011

7300 block Lowber Ave. – 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora stolen, but recovered prior to police report.

200 block W. Haines St. – drill set, two, five gallon paint buckets, hammer, copper wire, ladders and more stolen from the property. Complainant said the property was under renovation at the time.

7900 block Stenton Ave. – complainant said a bullet that came through his floor struck him. The incident occurred at approx. 9:30 a.m. July 20.


July 21, 2011

Unit block E. Wister St. – Xbox, two Playstation game systems, a Game Cube, Wii console, four watches, two laptops and more stolen from the property.

7200 block Germantown Ave. – complainant said a man forced into a WAWA at gunpoint and then forced him to items with his credit card. The offender fled with six Dutch Master cigars, two cartons of Newport cigarettes, a can of cream soda. Offender also took the complainant’s credit card and a cell phone.


July 22, 2011

5800 block Stockton Road – 1996 Nissan Maxima stolen.

5600 block Chew Ave. – complainant said a known offender stabbed her in the upper left shoulder with a kitchen knife. Complainant was taken to the hospital.

Collom St. / Rufe St. – complainant said a man grabbed her cell phone from her while she was at the train station.

400 block W. Walnut Lane – complainant said he was cut with a knife during an argument with a known offender.

Germantown Ave. / Phil Ellena Street – a man tried to rob another man at gunpoint. Police arrested the offender.

Unit block E. Durham St. – complainant said two unknown offenders approached him and began to punch him in the face. Complainant said the offender also tried to sift through his pockets.


July 23, 2011

1900 block Haines St. – cash invoices worth $5,083 were stolen from a 2007 Toyota Tacoma.

5800 block Crittenden St. – Sony 20″ flat screen TV and a Sony projector stolen from the property.

300 block E. Upsal St. – complainant said his neighbor hit him over the head with a plastic chair after the complainant refused to put out his cigarette.

600 block Church Lane – 2008 Saturn Aura XE stolen.

5000 block Sheldon St. – a woman was murdered. Police found the complainant inside of white Mercury with a gunshot wound to the right side of her head. The car was running when police discovered the woman.

Unit block W. Pomona St. – complainant said a known offender broke into her home through a side window and attacked her in a bedroom, hitting her on the hand with a hammer. Offender then fled with the complainant’s cell phone, keys and $300 in cash.

300 block E. Willow Grove Ave. – stripe bag, iPod, CD player and two pool passes stolen at the location.


July 24, 2011

Stenton Ave. / E. Walnut Lane – 2000 Hyundai Sonata stolen.

800 block E. Upsal St. – gold and diamond ring stolen from the property.

7800 block Ogontz Ave. – 1996 Nissan Maxima stolen.

7500 block Williams Ave. – SS card, driver’s license, three credit cards and $60 stolen from a 2004 Cadillac sedan.

1000 block E. Sedgwick St. – cable wires stolen from the location.

1000 block E. Sedgwick St. – Kenmore refrigerator and a Black & Decker electric trimmer stolen from the property.

8200 block Ardleigh St. – road bike stolen from the property.


July 25, 2011

6600 block Blakemore St. – complainant said her ex-boyfriend pointed a gun at her and said, “you called the police on me.” Offender was gone when police arrived.

1200 block Cliveden St. – a woman was murdered. The victim’s body was recovered from a burning building with stab wounds on the left side of her neck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

300 block Meehan Ave. – T-Mobile cell phone stolen from the property.

1700 block Mayland St. – complainant said he suffered a graze wound during a drive-by shooting involving a black Lexus.

Unit block E. Duval St. – air conditioner and refrigerators stolen from the property.


July 26, 2011

6700 block Limekiln Pike – 2003 Chevy Tahoe stolen between 10 p.m. July 25 and 8 a.m. July 26. A child seat, iPod and various tools were inside the car at the time.

1300 block E. Washington Lane – two men robbed a Rite-Aid pharmacy at gunpoint. Offenders ran off with $200.

5600 block Nelson St – complainant said a known offender raped her.

300 block E. Phil Ellena St. – complainant said someone stole $10,000 in cash from the property between 8 p.m. July 22 and 4:30 p.m. July 26. There are no signs of a forced entry.

5700 block Chew Ave. – Sony camcorder and a Garmin GPS stolen from a Ford Explorer.

6100 block Ross St. – Blackberry cell phone stolen from a car. Complainant said the car was unlocked at the time of the incident.

6200 block Magnolia St. – 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis stolen.

Unit block E. Abbottsford Ave. – tools and money stolen from an auto service company. Business’ owner said someone stole $600 from the property.

5900 block Magnolia St. – complainant said a known offender struck him in the left shoulder with a meat cleaver during a dispute. Complainant was taken to the hospital. Offender was arrested.

Unit block E. Johnson St. – 23 cast iron radiators, copper pipes, five tubs, five sinks and four hot water tanks stolen from the property.

5500 block Germantown Ave. – complainant said someone grabbed his T-Mobile cell phone while he was waiting for the bus.

600 block Park Lane – two flat screen TVS and a Sony Camcorder stolen from the property.

5700 block Germantown Ave. – complainant said someone struck her in the head with a cane while she was talking to a friend in the park.

600 block W. Mermaid Lane – bike stolen from an open and unattended garage.

8400 block Pickering Ave. – radio, cell phone and a Cannon Camera stolen from the property.

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