Philadelphia gas station robbers serve customers for hours after shooting clerk (w/ video)Philadelphia, PA (CNN) - In Philadelphia, the father of a gas station clerk, who was shot and robbed, is speaking out about what the suspects did after the crime that left everyone amazed.
By: Elizabeth Hur, CNN
Philadelphia, PA (CNN) - In Philadelphia, the father of a gas station clerk, who was shot and robbed, is speaking out about what the suspects did after the crime that left everyone amazed.
Shooting Victim’s Father: “That's real bold. I just don't understand that one.”
Is how the victim's father described gun-toting suspects who not only shot and robbed his 18-year-old son, who at the time was working at a southwest Philadelphia Hess gas station, but police confirm the suspects actually stuck around and served customers for several hours.
Lieutenant John Walker – Philadelphia Police: “He said he was in here for two hours, while they were coming back and forth waiting on customers.”
To protect the victim we are not identifying his father, who was equally baffled as this investigator on the force for 24 years.
Lieutenant Walker: "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, and try to get additional money which is just bizarre.”
Police now believe the same three suspects are responsible for at least two Hess Station robberies in just five days: one on Passyunk Avenue last Wednesday and the latest on island avenue early Monday. The M-O, according to police? Strike wearing a Hess shirt posing as delivery men.
"He said the first guy came in, he seen the shirt and he thought it was one of the deliveries. The second guy came in with a gun to his head. Next thing you know, he tried to hit him and the gun went off."
Fortunately, the bullet just grazed the victim's head and he was treated and released from the hospital. As for the investigation, police say there were no surveillance cameras. So for now, police are turning to the public for help and asking anyone with information to come forward.