Crime in Philadelphia is so bad that Wawa is closing stores and ending the midnight shift

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Philadelphia, PA- A series of armed robberies in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County has led to the planned overnight shutdown of at least nine Wawa stores in the area. Northeast Philadelphia has become one of the most dangerous places in the city, rampant with crime and drugs.

Stores in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County will close at midnight and reopen at 5 a.m. each day after two high-profile armed robberies took place this week.

The late-night closures follow the closure of to Center City stores that were permanently closed due to an increase in crime in the city.

WaWa says the store closures will not affect a self-serve gas pumps.

In a statement, the company said they decided to close or limit hours at some stores due to external operational challenges or recommendations by local authorities for the safety and security of our associates.