Police Seek Alleged Wawa Collection Box Thief
The crime dates back to Halloween and was recently discovered by Oaklyn police in a review of surveillance footage connected with an unrelated matter.
Oaklyn police are seeking help from the public in identifying a suspect wanted in the theft of money from a charity collection box on the counter of the Route 30 Wawa.
As seen in surveillance footage, the subject entered the store about 11:30 p.m. on Halloween, wearing a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap, a red and black jacket, dark pants, and dark shoes.
Police say he “approache[d] the counter, and while distracting the cashier, remove[d] the money from the donation box,” according to a press release issued by Oaklyn Police Chief Joseph T. Abbate.
Police only discovered the theft after reviewing video footage from an unrelated matter, the release read; it was not initially reported.
Anyone with information regarding the matter is invited to call the Oaklyn Police Detective Bureau at 856-854-0049, ext. 6030 or 6028.