Brutal beating on SEPTA train caught on camera

November 21, 2013 8:29:58 AM PST
Philadelphia police are asking for the public's help in identifying the man who attacked a rider on SEPTA's Frankford El Line.

It was 8:30 a.m. on October 30th when the 23-year-old victim boarded the train. The train was heading in the direction of 69th Street when the victim says he noticed the suspect started acting suspicious.

As the train was approaching the Berks Street Station, the suspect stepped toward the victim and started punching him in the face, demanding his cell phone. Other passengers managed to intervene, prompting the suspect to flee empty-handed as the doors opened at the station.

The victim suffered a cut lip and swelling to his face from the attack.

The suspect is described as a black male, standing 5'11", dark complexion, slim build, with a beard, wearing a two tone gray jacket, with tan corduroy pants, black/gray Nike sneakers and a black skull cap.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through