Northeast Times

Two mugged on busy Holmesburg street

Sur­veil­lance photo

A gang of four thugs, in­clud­ing one with a gun, held up two young men on a well-traveled Holmes­burg street­corner last month. Po­lice are still try­ing to identi­fy the rob­bers.

The shake­down oc­curred on the 8000 block of Frank­ford Ave. at about 3:45 a.m. on Jan. 18 when four men, all in their late teens or early 20s, ap­proached two vic­tims, ages 20 and 23. One of the crooks pulled a gun as he and one ac­com­plice forced the vic­tims in­to a nearby al­ley.

With the vic­tims fa­cing a wall, the rob­bers stole cash and cell phones from their pock­ets, then fled on foot. The crooks were last seen walk­ing south on Frank­ford Av­en­ue, then east on Rhawn Street.

All four rob­bers were de­scribed as black and about 20 years old. One was about 5 feet 11 inches tall and 185 pounds with a red hood­ie sweat­shirt, blue jeans and a mask. An­oth­er was about 6 feet 2 inches tall with a light com­plex­ion, a gray hood­ie sweat­shirt, blue jeans and a mask. A third crook has a me­di­um com­plex­ion and wore a blue hood­ie. A fourth has a light com­plex­ion and wore a gray hood­ie.

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