Police are seeking the public's help to identify the brute who jumped a man on a Septa train in an apparent attempt to steal his phone.
The attack happened about 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 30 aboard the Frankford El train heading toward 69th Street, police said. The attacker was standing near the doors as the train approached the Berks Street station, when he lunged at a 23-year-old man sitting nearby and punched him in the face, demanding his cell phone, police said. Other passengers intervened to stop the assault, and the would-be robber got off the train at the Berks Street station. The victim suffered a cut lip and facial swelling.
The attacker is described as a slim, bearded, black man with a dark complexion. He was about 5-foot-11 and wore a two-tone gray jacket, tan corduroy pants, black or gray Nike sneakers and a black skull cap.Tipsters can call 9-1-1, call (215) 686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847