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2 sought in gunpoint robbery on SEPTA platform

Cops are looking for two men who police say cornered a woman on a SEPTA platform in West Philadelphia and stole her phone and laptop at gunpoint.

2 sought in gunpoint robbery on SEPTA platform

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Cops are looking for two men who cornered a woman on a SEPTA platform in West Philadelphia and stole her phone and laptop at gunpoint.

The woman was on the platform at 8:25 p.m. Aug. 25 when the men approached her and first took her iPhone out of her pocket, then produced a gun and forced her to open her backpack and give them her MacBook Pro that was in a case with multicolor icons on it, investigators said.

The men then fled the platform down the steps and took off in an unknown direction.

The first suspect is described as black, 18 to 25, 5 feet 9 with a medium complexion, a thin build and weighing between 120 and 130 pounds. He was clean-shaven and wore a zip-up gray hooded sweatshirt with white on the inside, dark jeans and had dark, curly short hair.

The second is described as black, between 18 and 25, 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9 with a medium complexion and a build similar to that of the first suspect. He wore dark jeans, dark-colored jacket, a short-sleeve gray shirt that may have had a graphic on it and a snap-back dark cap.

Check out the surveillance video below, released by police on Friday. Tipsters should contact the Southwest Detective Division at 215-686-3183, the police tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477), submit a tip online or text a tip to PPD TIP (773847).

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