December 10, 2015
Philadelphia police are seeking the public's help identifying two men they say assaulted a man and a woman during a robbery in the city's East Parkside neighborhood on Nov. 5.
According to police, on that day at about 7 p.m., an 18-year-old-man and a 19-year-old woman were leaving a corner store on the 4000 block of Girard Ave. when they were approached by two men.
Police said that during this confrontation, Suspect No. 1 pushed the man to the ground and punched him in the face before taking his cellphone and SEPTA pass.
Watch the store's surveillance video here:
Then, police said, Suspect No. 2 shoved the woman to the ground and stole her cellphone.
Both men, police said, then fled and were last seen entering a nearby alleyway on the 4100 block of Girard Ave., while the victims sustained minor injuries.
According to police, Suspect No. 1 is described as a black male in his mid-20s who is about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium brown complexion and thin build.
Police described Suspect No. 2 as a black male in his mid-20s who stands about 6 feet tall and has a dark complexion, medium build and was wearing a dark-colored Nike hooded sweatshirt at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information is urged to call Philadelphia police at (215) 686-8477 or text a tip to 773847.
Also, tips can be sent anonymously to police here.