Police: Man sought for attempted robbery, assault of a woman in North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police are also searching for this man, who's wanted for assaulting a woman and trying to rob her in North Philadelphia.

This surveillance video is from July 21 on the 1500 block of Susquehanna Avenue.

Investigators say the suspect approached the woman from behind and tried to pull her backpack off.

She resisted and he then pulled her to the ground and dragged her across the sidewalk.

She screamed and he ran off.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20 to 30 years-of-age, 5'10, medium build, with low cut hair, long beard, and wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans.

Anyone with information should call 215-686-TIPS.


This article has been corrected to show this occurred in North Philadelphia.
Copyright © 2020 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.