Monday, December 22, 2014

Cops need help ID'ing train attacker

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.

Cops need help ID'ing train attacker

Who is this Septa puncher?
Who is this Septa puncher?

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

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