A strong-arm robber brutally beat an 82-year-old man on a Frankford street corner in broad daylight last week.
The attack occurred on the 5100 block of Griscom St. at 9:50 a.m. on Sept. 3. The victim was walking toward Dyre Street when the unknown assailant approached him, sprayed his face with mace and punched him until he fell to the ground. The robber took an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim and walked east along a SEPTA access road toward the 5100 block of Frankford Ave.
Police did not release information about the victim’s physical condition. The robber was described as black, 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall and about 250 pounds. He wore a white shirt and blue jeans. Police recovered surveillance video of the crime. To view it, visit the Philadelphia Police channel on YouTube.com. To report information, call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP. ••