December 07, 2015
The Philadelphia Police are seeking help from the public to identify three men -- including two armed gunmen -- who police believe, are responsible for a Dec. 7 assault and robbery that occurred in the city's Glenwood neighborhood.
According to police, at about 1:52 a.m., three black males (two of whom were armed with handguns) approached a male victim who was attempting to enter the China Hut restaurant, located at 2867 North 22nd Street.
The men, police said, caught the victim using his cell phone and unaware that the suspects were approaching.
Police said, one of the wanted men told the victim "give me your stuff", but when the victim refused, this suspect began striking him knocking him to the ground.
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Once on the victim fell to the ground, police said, he was struck in the face with a handgun and the muggers took the victim's iPhone and a black laptop bag containing an HP laptop, hard drive, mouse, and various paperwork.
A second victim was also robbed of an iPhone and an undetermined amount of money after opening the door to the restaurant to help the first victim, and the assailants got inside the business. Law enforcement officials said the men then fled on foot and were last seen north on Van Pelt Street.
The injured victim, police said, was transported to Temple Hospital for injuries sustained during the robbery.
Police describe the first suspect as a black male in his early to mid-20s and standing 5 foot 8 inches to 5 foot 10 inches with a medium build and medium brown complexion, beard. This suspect, police said wore a dark colored hooded jacket, black knit cap, and armed with a handgun at the time of the robbery.
The second suspect, police described as a black male, also in his early to mid 20s and wearing dark colored clothing while armed with a black handgun at the time of the incident.
The last suspect, police said, was also a black male in his early to mid 20s and was wearing dark colored clothing during the assault.
Anyone with information about this incident or this suspect 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.