Police seek man in spring assault on Delaware Ave.

Po­lice re­leased im­ages of a man wanted in a May car jack­ing today, ask­ing for the pub­lic's re­newed help in catch­ing the as­sail­ant.

Phil­adelphia po­lice are seek­ing the pub­lic’s help in a four-month-old car jack­ing that took place in North­ern Liber­ties.

Po­lice today re­leased im­ages and video of a man who brazenly as­saul­ted a mo­tor­ist on Delaware Av­en­ue dur­ing the May 25 rob­bery.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice the in­cid­ent oc­curred at ap­prox­im­ately 11:30 p.m. as a vehicle sat idle near Front and Spring Garden streets. Of­ficers said an as­sail­ant entered the pas­sen­ger-side door and de­man­ded the driver go to the ad­ja­cent Luke Oil Gas Sta­tion, where the man forced the vic­tim to ac­cess the ATM ma­chine.

When the bank­ing ma­chine ap­peared to be out of or­der, po­lice said the un­armed at­tack­er, de­scribed as a white man in his early 20s, re­turned to the vehicle and forced the vic­tim to go to an ATM ma­chine out­side of Johnny Hots at 1234 Delaware Ave., where the vic­tim with­drew about $60.

After the at­tack, the as­sail­ant fled on foot.

Po­lice de­scribed the man has hav­ing a thin build, ap­prox­im­ately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with brown hair and a beard. At the time of the at­tack, he was wear­ing a white T-shirt and dark colored pants.

Po­lice re­leased sur­veil­lance video of­fi­cials be­lieve shows the wanted man in the midst of the as­sault. The video is avail­able at www.philly­po­lice.com/news.

Law en­force­ment of­fi­cials ad­vise the pub­lic not to ap­proach the in­di­vidu­al.

Any­one with in­form­a­tion is asked to con­tact the Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment’s an­onym­ous tip line at 215-686-8477 (TIPS). 

Re­port­er Hay­den Mit­man can be reached at 215-354-3124 or hmit­man@bsmphilly.com 

You can reach at hmitman@bsmphilly.com.

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