Police look into Frankford sexual assault

Po­lice have re­leased a grainy sur­veil­lance video and min­im­al de­scrip­tion in hope of identi­fy­ing two men who sexu­ally as­saul­ted a wo­man on a Frank­ford base­ball field early last Thursday.

The vic­tim re­por­ted to de­tect­ives that she was walk­ing through a ball field along the 4900 block of Dit­man St. at 1:30 a.m. when two men ap­proached her from be­hind. When she turned to see them, one of the two grabbed her by the neck, caus­ing her to lose con­scious­ness. When she re­gained con­scious­ness, she no­ticed that she had been sexu­ally as­saul­ted and that someone had stolen her money, said po­lice, who did not dis­close any in­jur­ies suffered by the wo­man or the amount of cash in­volved.

A sur­veil­lance video re­leased pub­licly in­cludes a wide-angle shot of the scene and shows two men ap­proach­ing the vic­tim on bi­cycles. Their faces are not vis­ible. Po­lice de­scribed the at­tack­ers only as two black males, one of whom wore a white T-shirt.

The pub­lic may view the video at philly­po­lice.com/news. Call 215-686-TIPS or send a text mes­sage to PP­DTIP (773847) to re­port in­form­a­tion about the case. ••

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