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November 25, 2016

Rock-throwing suspects sought in South Philadelphia robbery

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Philadelphia police are seeking these two suspects in connection with a Nov. 20 robbery in South Philadelphia.

Philadelphia police are trying to identify two suspects in a robbery assault in South Philadelphia earlier this week.

Two males were captured on surveillance video on Sunday as they stalked the victim, a 39-year-old man, and a friend, a 23-year-old man, on the 2600 block of South Beulah Street and the 700 block of Oregon Avenue, according to police.

The suspects approached the victims, and one of them went through the older victim's pockets, taking nothing. One of the suspects then picked up a rock and threw it at the victim's head, causing a severe cut, police said.

Both suspects then fled on foot west on Oregon Avenue.

The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment of his injuries, police said.

Police gave the following descriptions:

One suspect was a black male with a light complexion, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, and dark colored sneakers.

The other suspect was a black male dark complexion, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and white sneakers.

If you see these suspects do not approach, contact 911 immediately.

To submit a tip via telephone, dial 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

All tips will be confidential.

If you have any information about this crime or these suspects, please contact the Central Detective Division at 215-686-3093/3094.