A group of over 100 teenagers were filmed trashing a Wawa convenience store in Philadelphia.
Video obtained by CBS from behind the counter at the Wawa store on the 7000 block of Roosevelt Blvd shows the chaotic scene on Saturday. The teenagers could be seen throwing food across the store and dancing on the shelves.
Damage is estimated at thousands of dollars, NBC reported. Philadelphia police responded to the scene and dispersed the crowd, but no arrests were made.
In a statement, the convenience store chain denounced the attack and said law enforcement was investigating those responsible.
No injuries were reported and the motive for these incidents remains unclear. Philadelphia police have opened an investigation.
“We are working closely with law enforcement to support their efforts to bring all perpetrators to justice as soon as possible,” Wawa said in a statement to ABC.
“We remain committed to protecting our associates and customers and ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for every customer, in every Wawa store. Nothing is more important to us.
A former store employee also told ABC that she sympathized with the employees who witnessed the ordeal.
“I was angry. I was very upset because being in these employees’ shoes, I know how terrifying it is and how frustrating you have to clean up after that too,” Kaitlyn Holtzman said. at the point of sale.
About three weeks ago, several Wawa locations in Philadelphia were forced to close early after being targeted by minors, CBS reported.
No one was injured in the attack. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-3153.
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