Laundromat attacker caught on camera in Philadelphia

January 11, 2013 10:04:57 AM PST
Police are asking for the public's help finding a laundromat attacker caught on camera in Philadelphia.

WATCH the surveillance video on the Philadelphia Police Department's YouTube channel

It happened on December 18, 2012 at 3:04 p.m.

Police say a 26-year-old laundromat worker was trying to disperse a crowd that had gathered in the New Liberty Laundromat in the 700 block of West Bristol Street.

As the worker was asking people to leave, a man punched the worker several times in the face, breaking his nose and eye socket. The man then fled on foot with a woman.

Police have released the following description of the suspect:

Black male, 18 years-of-age, 5'6", 140-150 lbs, moustache, wearing a black knit hat, black jacket, dark colored jeans and sneakers.

Anyone with information about this crime or this suspect is asked to contract Detective Scott at the Philadelphia Police East Detectives Division at 215-686-3243/3244.

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