Duo attacks, robs Chinese take-out customer in Frankford

Sur­veil­lance photo of one of the sus­pects

A late-night food run turned pain­ful for a Frank­ford Chinese take-out pat­ron after an­oth­er man asked him for a light, then beat the pulp out of him. An al­leged ac­com­plice con­trib­uted in the video­taped as­sault and stole the vic­tim’s wal­let, po­lice said.

The am­bush oc­curred on Aug. 12 at about 11:30 p.m. at Lucky Garden, 4671 Frank­ford Ave. A 51-year-old man had just placed a food or­der when a young­er man entered the shop and asked him for a light. When the older man re­fused, the young­er one ex­ited the shop, only to re­turn mo­ments later and launch a strong-arm as­sault. The at­tack­er punched the vic­tim in the head and chest, po­lice said, while a second man entered the shop, as­sisted in the beat­ing and re­moved the vic­tim’s wal­let from his pock­et. The wal­let con­tained $300 cash and iden­ti­fic­a­tion.

Both at­tack­ers fled on foot in an un­known dir­ec­tion. The vic­tim suffered lumps to his fore­head and com­plained of pain in his ribs, but he did not seek med­ic­al treat­ment.

The first at­tack­er was de­scribed as black, 25 to 30 years old, stocky, with a light brown com­plex­ion, a red Phil­lies t-shirt with “Werth 28” on the back, black shorts and white shoes. The ac­com­plice was de­scribed as black, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, thin, with a black t-shirt, jeans and black shoes. Vis­it the Phil­adelphia Po­lice chan­nel on You­Tube.com to view the video. Call 215-686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to re­port in­form­a­tion. ••

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