Saturday, May 30, 2015

Man shot, robbed at SEPTA station, suspect caught on camera

Police are searching for an armed robber who shot a 53-year-old man and stole his wallet inside a SEPTA train station on Broad Street near Glenwood Avenue in North Philadelphia Sunday evening.

Man shot, robbed at SEPTA station, suspect caught on camera

Police are searching for this man in connection with a shooting and armed robbery inside of a SEPTA train concourse in North Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Police photo)
Police are searching for this man in connection with a shooting and armed robbery inside of a SEPTA train concourse in North Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Police photo)

Police are searching for an armed robber who shot a 53-year-old man and stole his wallet inside a SEPTA train station on Broad Street near Glenwood Avenue in North Philadelphia Sunday evening. 

The victim exited a train around 7:35 p.m. and was walking up the stairs from the underground concourse when the suspect — who was walking a few paces in front of the victim — turned around, pointed a gun at him and said “Give it up,” police said.

The victim turned and tried to run back toward the train platform and the suspect shot him once in his hip. While the man was lying on the ground, the suspect took his wallet, which contained $280 in cash and credit cards, police said.

SEPTA police heard the gunshot and chased the suspect on foot, but lost him after about six blocks on 15th Street near Lehigh Avenue, police said.

The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. It was unclear if the man had been discharged from the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The surveillance system in the train station recorded footage of the suspect — who looked directly into an overhead camera just before the incident. He is described as a thin black man in his 30s, who is about 6 feet tall and was wearing a light blue hooded Old Navy sweater, blue jeans and sneakers, police said.

Tipsters are asked to call the tip line at 215-686-8477, or text information to PPDTIP 773847. Tipsters may also submit information online.

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