Man attacked, robbed by 3 suspects in East Mount Airy

Pictured: Three suspects who attacked and robbed a man outside a convenience store on the 6600 block of Chew Avenue in East Mount Airy around 9 p.m. on March 18.

Philadelphia police are searching for three suspects who attacked and robbed a man in the city's East Mount Airy section.

The incident happened shortly after 9 p.m. back on March 18.

Police say the 47-year-old male victim was standing outside on the 6600 block of Chew Avenue when he was suddenly approached by three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun.

The suspects then began punching and kicking the man before stealing his HTC cell phone and fleeing the scene.

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The suspects were also caught on surveillance video prior to the robbery inside a nearby convenience store.

Police describe the first suspect as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, 5'10" tall with goatee and thin build. He was wearing a camouflage hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants and dark colored sneakers.

The second suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s with a thin buildn and mustache. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray pants, and dark colored sneakers.

The third suspect is described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s with a medium build and mustache. He was wearing a dark colored ski cap, dark colored zip-up hooded sweatshirt, gray pants and gray sneakers.

Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).
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