Robbery victim has no cash, gets stabbed

A 22-year-old man suffered a stab wound of the ab­do­men on Fri­day after four teen­agers tried to rob him in a Burholme drive­way, but he had no cash in his wal­let.

The at­tack oc­curred at about 5:40 p.m. be­hind some homes on the 1300 block of Long­shore Ave.

The vic­tim re­por­ted that four un­known males fol­lowed him for sev­er­al blocks as he walked from Cottman and Castor av­en­ues to Long­shore. 

When he reached the drive­way, the sus­pects ac­cos­ted the vic­tim and re­moved his wal­let from his pants, but it was empty. The sus­pects re­turned the wal­let to its own­er be­fore one of the would-be rob­bers stabbed the vic­tim in the left side of his stom­ach with an un­spe­cified ob­ject.

The sus­pects fled. The vic­tim walked to the Wawa store at Castor and Tyson av­en­ues, where em­ploy­ees called po­lice and para­med­ics who took him to Aria Health-Tor­res­dale for treat­ment. Po­lice have not re­leased the iden­tity of the vic­tim or his med­ic­al con­di­tion. ••

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