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Mugger attacks senior woman in Frankford

Sur­veil­lance photo

A heart­less rob­ber mugged a 64-year-old wo­man at a Frank­ford ATM on Aug. 3. Now, po­lice are try­ing to find the uniden­ti­fied thug.

Mul­tiple sur­veil­lance cam­er­as filmed the at­tack from vari­ous angles. The vic­tim, who ap­peared to be wear­ing her Sunday best, was with­draw­ing cash from the out­door bank ma­chine at 5119 Frank­ford Ave. at about 10:20 a.m. when the crook ap­proached her from be­hind and stood there as if wait­ing in line. 

When the vic­tim got her cash from the ma­chine, the rob­ber reached around her and grabbed it from her hands. In do­ing so, the crook in­jured the vic­tim’s shoulder, po­lice said. The wo­man was treated at Aria Health-Frank­ford.

The mug­ger fled in an un­known dir­ec­tion with an un­dis­closed amount of cash. He was de­scribed as black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 180 pounds. He wore a white T-shirt and black shorts with “NIKE” prin­ted on the right thigh. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to see the sur­veil­lance video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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