Police: Robbers hold up Philly gas station, then pump gas for customers
Authorities say several men robbed a southwest Philadelphia gas station, firing a shot that grazed the clerk — but it's what they did afterward that has people scratching their heads.
Police tell KYW-TV that instead of fleeing, the suspects stuck around and served customers for several hours.
Lt. John Walker says he's never heard of anything like what he calls the “bizarre” events at the Hess station early Monday.
He said the suspects probably didn't feel they got enough money in the robbery “so they're going to sit there, take control of the business, offer gas at a discounted price and try to get additional money.”
The station said the 18-year-old clerk was grazed in the head by a bullet but was released after treatment.
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