Mugger who attacked woman caught on camera in S. Philadelphia

November 14, 2012 8:34:55 AM PST
Police are asking for help tracking down a violent mugger caught on camera in South Philadelphia.

RELATED: Watch the surveillance video on the Philadelphia Police Department's YouTube channel

It happened on October 20th at 12:35 p.m.

Police say a 24-year-old woman was walking in the 1700 block of South 15th Street when a man grabbed her from behind and pushed her to the ground.

He took her purse, which contained $25 in cash, ID's and credit cards, and fled south on 15th Street, then west on Moore Street.

Police have released the following description of the suspect:

Black male, 18-25 years-of-age, 5'8", thin build, medium complexion. He was wearing a black jacket with a red hooded sweatshirt underneath, black pants and dark colored shoes.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspect is asked to call Detective Hunter of the Philadelphia Police Department's South Detective Division at 215-686-3013/3014.


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