Taser wielding man wanted for Olney robbery

July 17, 2012 11:53:39 AM PDT
A surveillance camera captured video of a man wanted for allegedly using a Taser to rob an unsuspecting woman last week in Philadelphia's Olney section.

Investigators say it was 11:07 a.m. on July 13, 2012 when the victim parked her car on the 500 block of Ruscomb Street on her way to a nearby store. She exited her vehicle and on her walk to the store a man approached her and placed a Taser to her neck.

The victim turned and that's when the suspect grabbed woman's bag. Inside the bag was $1,000 in cash, jewelry, a wallet with the victim's identification and credit cards, and a Sony personal PlayStation.

The suspect fled and a witness tells police he saw the man enter a green vehicle, possibly a Toyota Camry, and flee south on Fairhill Street.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 30 years of age, medium build, medium complexion, full beard, and wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans.

If you recognize the man you are urged to contact police. To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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