In a growing sign of the current violent times, Wawa has been forced to close stores in Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

This proves that the increase in theft and violence in America is not just an urban problem … but, it is also a suburban one.

A Wawa at 7101 block of Roosevelt Boulevard was also recently ransacked by more than 100 teenagers.

The Philadelphia Inquirer obtained the following comment from Wawa:

"What we can say is at times we may temporarily close or limit hours due to external challenges or recommendations by local authorities for the safety and security of our associates and customers.”

Wawa has confirmed that certain stores will close from midnight to 5:00 a.m., as a result of two recent armed robberies.

The Inquirer has also confirmed that at least at least nine Wawa stores began cutting their overnight hours this past week as follows:

  • 10901 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia
  • 12004 E. Roosevelt Blvd., Philadelphia
  • 2250 Lincoln Highway, Feasterville-Trevose
  • 676 Rosewood Ave., Feasterville-Trevose
  • 601 Street Rd. E, Feasterville-Trevose
  • 929 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville-Trevose
  • 3338 Bristol Rd.. Bensalem
  • 3620 Street Rd.. Bensalem
  • 236 Holland Pike, Holland

Two of the stores are in Philadelphia, the remaining seven stores are located in suburban areas.

It is a very challenging time for retail stores in America. At the very same time that Wawa has been curved to close late night hours, they have simultaneously announced that they will be opening 20 new stores throughout, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Maryland and Florida.

Wawa has previously closed stores in Philadelphia because of rampant violence and theft.

SOURCE: The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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