Sketches of sex assault suspects released

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">SUSPECT #1 - Age: 20&#39;s Race: Black Sex:   Male  Weight: 170lbs. Height: 5&#39;6&#34;-5&#39;7&#34; Complexion: Medium Build: Thin Hair: 	Black Other: wearing a white T-shirt, Rocawear blue jeans, and white&#47;gray golf style gloves.    </span></div>
July 14, 2008 4:39:15 AM PDT
Philadelphia police have released the sketches and descriptions of 2 suspects wanted for a burglary and sexual assault along the 2700 block of West Allegheny Avenuein Philadelphia on June 25th.

Police released the following descriptions of two of the suspects:

  • SUSPECT #1
  • Age: 20'sl
    Race: Black
    Sex: Male
    Weight: 170lbs.
    Height: 5'6"-5'7"
    Complexion: Medium
    Build: Thin
    Hair: Black
    Other: wearing a white T-shirt, Rocawear blue jeans, and white/gray golf style gloves.

  • SUSPECT #2
  • Age: 20's
    Race: Black
    Sex: Male
    Weight: 160lbs.
    Height: 6'
    Complexion: Dark
    Build: Thin
    Hair: Unkempt Black
    Other: Large eyes, black and red air force one sneakers, white/gray golf style gloves.

It's where a 20-year-old woman who lives alone was raped and robbed. She told police she entered the building around 1 a.m. After noticing the front door was not locked as it usually was.

Lt. Tom McDevitt told what happened.

"She walked into the common hallway. There was a man in the hallway that appeared to be leaving. As they passed each other, he put his hand over her mouth and forced her into her apartment. He demanded money. She didn't have any. Then came another knock at the door and two more men came in. She's tied up, clothing removed, and sexually assaulted."

The next door neighbor says she saw the victim enter the building and immediately heard screaming..

Benite Sangare told Action News, "She got in the hallway, slammed her door shut and screamed. I didn't pay any attention to it. I thought she fell over something, and that was it. I went to bed."

Police say the trio of thugs stayed in the apartment a total of 4 hours before stealing money and fleeing. One of the intruders was referred to as "Gary". The victim eventually walked a mile to the 39th police district to report the attack. A number of neighbors reported hearing her screams, but no one thought to call the cops.

Just 24 hours earlier, 4 blocks away on 26th Street, a 48 year old woman was sexually assaulted in her bed by a man who stabbed her in the neck. She remains hospitalized, but police do not believe the attacks involved the same intruder.

"Based on the two incidents," said McDevitt, "we do not think they are related."