Police seek suspect in Frankford El mugging


Phil­adelphia and SEPTA po­lice seek the pub­lic’s help in identi­fy­ing a mug­ger who as­saul­ted and robbed an 86-year-old man in­side an el­ev­at­or at a Frank­ford El sta­tion last month.

A sur­veil­lance cam­era filmed the at­tack.

On Ju­ly 2 at 9:02 p.m., the un­known sus­pect fol­lowed the vic­tim in­to an el­ev­at­or at the Church Street Sta­tion on the Mar­ket-Frank­ford Line. As the door closed be­hind them, the mug­ger pushed the vic­tim in­to a corner, grabbed him by the throat and searched his pock­ets. The crook stole the eld­erly man’s wal­let con­tain­ing $500 cash and iden­ti­fic­a­tion.

When the el­ev­at­or reached street level, the door opened and the mug­ger fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion.

Au­thor­it­ies have not re­leased in­form­a­tion about any in­jur­ies suffered by the vic­tim. He re­mained stand­ing throughout the at­tack.

The sus­pect was de­scribed as white or His­pan­ic and about 6 feet tall. He has a thin or me­di­um build and wore a black base­ball cap, white t-shirt, black shorts, white ankle socks and black sneak­ers.

Call North­east De­tect­ives at 215-686-3153 to re­port in­form­a­tion about the rob­bery. ••


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