Suspect sought in Wissinoming sexual assault, robbery

April 19, 2013 12:26:29 PM PDT
Philadelphia police are searching for the suspect who sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old woman in Wissinoming.

It happened on April 8th around 3:45 a.m.

Authorities say the victim was walking from the SEPTA Frankford Terminal on the 5700 block of Frankford Avenue.

According to police, the suspect approached the woman and attempted to have a conversation with her.

As the woman continued walking, he allegedly punched her in the face, picked her up and took her to a nearby recreation center where she was sexually assaulted. He then fled, getting away with $100.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25-35 years-old, 6'0" with a medium build, dark complexion and beard.

He was last seen wearing glasses, blue jeans and a red hooded sweatshirt with white designs or patches on the front and sleeve.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Tipline at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or by texting a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.