January 06, 2016
Police are seeking the public's help in finding two suspects wanted in a West Philadelphia robbery.
In surveillance video released by police Wednesday, two unknown male suspects can be seen approaching teenagers outside a recreation center at 57th Street and Haverford Avenue in Haddington just after 6 p.m. on Dec. 18.
According to authorities, the suspects point handguns at two 14-year-old boys while demanding their property. After taking an iPhone 6 and a red hoverboard from one teen and a book bag filled with clothing from another, both suspects flee, police say.
They were last seen heading west through the recreation center field toward Callowhill Street.
Police describe the suspects as follows:
Suspect No. 1: Black male, 17-18 years old, around 5 feet 9 inches tall with a stocky build, wearing a brown puffy coat with a black hooded sweatshirt underneath, blue jeans and a black skully.
Suspect No. 2: Black male, 17-18 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black skully.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at (215) 686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).