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December 30, 2016

Police arrest women who allegedly threw coffee on Upper Darby Wawa employees

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wawa coffee throwers Contributed photo/Upper Darby Police Department

Upper Darby Police released surveillance images of two of the three women allegedly involved in an incident Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at the Wawa in the 400 block of South 69th Street. Investigators say one of the women in the group threw hot coffee at employees working behind the store's deli counter.

UPDATE: Upper Darby Police have arrested two women who investigators say allegedly threw hot coffee in the faces of employees working at a Wawa on 69th Street, Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood tweeted Friday evening.

Their identities were not immediately available.

Check back soon for more information on this developing story.

In an act described by a local police chief as "pure evil," a woman allegedly threw hot coffee at the faces of employees inside an Upper Darby Wawa on Thursday night.

The incident happened at the Wawa store at 460 S. 69th Street around 11:40 p.m, according to Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood, and involved three female suspects who are frequent customers and known to harass employees and other store patrons.

On Thursday night, one of the women filled a 24-ounce cup with coffee and then allegedly threw it at three employees working behind the deli counter, Chitwood said. All three suspects then ran off through the parking lot in an unknown direction, he said.

The Wawa employees were treated at the scene by paramedics and none required hospitalization.

Chitwood said police believe the suspects are from the surrounding neighborhood, and there's no apparent motive for the attack. He described it as one of "evil" and "pure, pure meanness."

Police released surveillance photos of two of the three female suspects, who are all believed to be in their 20s.

Anyone with information is asked to call Upper Darby police at (610) 734-7693.