PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Two men and two women were arrested on Friday morning after they allegedly tried to rob a Wawa and ignited a brawl with store employees.
Two workers at the store on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia were bit and maced by the alleged shoplifters.
Police say they recovered a box cutter from one of the attackers, but there is no indication that it was used during the fight.
Update: At Wawa, Roosevelt Blvd&Tyson Ave where 2 men& 2 women were arrested for attacking 2 Wawa workers trying to stop them from shoplifting. Injuries to Wawa workers could have been worse than just being bitten&maced. @PhillyPolice found Boxcutter on shoplifter @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/rQAkCymaCV— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 22, 2019
Among the items that were lifted were soda, chips and candy.
Both employees sustained minor injuries.
The four in custody are between 18 and 19 years of age.
Police say that since the shoplifting escalated to a violent brawl, the suspects will likely be charged with armed robbery.