Woman robbed at gunpoint in South Philadelphia garage

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Police are searching for the man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in a South Philadelphia parking garage. (WPVI)

Police are searching for two suspects after a woman was robbed at gunpoint in a South Philadelphia parking garage.

It happened around 3 a.m. Sunday at the Marine Club Condominiums on the 1100 block of South Broad Street.

Police say a 24-year-old woman was pulling her car into the garage when a masked man tapped a long, rifle-style gun on her window and said, "Give me your stuff".

The victim ignored the suspect, police say, and drove to the third level of the garage.

That's when a red car pulled up behind her, and the same suspect got out of the vehicle and banged on the victim's window, breaking it.

The suspect struck the women with the gun, pulled her from the car and took her cell phone.

A second suspect, a woman, took the victim's bag from inside her vehicle.
Both suspects fled in the red car, police say, and remain at large.

The victim was not hurt.

Residents tell Action News that they feel terrible for the victim, and added they knew something like this was coming.

"Obviously that sounds terrible, but they really need to invest in security here," said Mike Weber.

"I think this weekend there was issues with the garage doors, I don't think it was fully functional, so I could see how someone could come in," said Bruce Park.

Many residents says there's a huge lack of security at the Marine Club. We discovered it was quite easy to find a way in. At a side door there was a sign saying a key fob must be sued, but we found the door opened without one.

We went inside to the desk on two separate occasions to let management explain the situation but were denied comment.

However, on Monday, we did meet with a security guard working the garage. He says they've always had someone here.
But residents tell us that's definitely not the case.

"That's completely new to me," said Park.

"I've never seen a security guard here," said Weber.

Suspect No. 1 is described as a black male, medium brown complexion, 5 feet 10 inches, with a medium build, wearing a dark jack and faded blue jeans. Suspect No. 2 is described as a black female, large build, wearing black tights.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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