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Old 04-19-2017, 04:41 PM
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Default Philadelphia PD: Robbery negroid attacks woman, 81, helping church

http://6abc.com/news/police-man-atta...hurch/1893033/

Police: Robbery suspect attacks woman, 81, helping church



4/19/17

LOGAN (WPVI) --
Philadelphia police are trying to track down a man who attacked an 81-year-old woman in broad daylight, trying to take her purse.

New SEPTA photos released Wednesday show the suspect traveling about the city on public transportation: on a bus, on a concourse, and going through a turnstile.

Police believe he's the man who targeted, attacked, and robbed the 81-year-old woman on March 20th.

"It's predatory. It's alarming. If he could do this to an 81-year-old woman, he's capable of doing anything to anyone," Philadelphia Police Lt. Dan Brooks said.

Around 3:15 p.m., the victim exited the "H" bus and started walking north on the 8400 block of Thouron in the Cedarbrook section of the city. It was the second of two buses she'd taken to pick up money orders for her church. A car pulled up alongside her.

"A male exited the rear passenger side of the vehicle. He immediately approached her and he grabbed her handbag," Brooks said.

They struggled. The strap broke and the man ran back to the getaway car, but the driver ordered him to return to the victim.

"And he punches her one time in the left side of her face. Once he punches her in the face, he is able to get the bag which contained cash, bank cards, the money orders that she'd taken two buses to get and a prayer booklet and paraphernalia from her church," Brooks said.
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