Trio sought in robbery on SEPTA bus

Police are looking for three men in connection with the robbery of a man who allegedly followed the victim onto a SEPTA bus.

On March 14 at 4:30 p.m., the victim was waiting for a bus at 52nd and Market streets when the suspect approached him and demanded his belongings, police said. When the victim ignored him and got on the bus, cops said, the suspect and two accomplices who are now considered persons of interest in the crime got on the same bus a few stops later and confronted him again. The men then grabbed the victim, according to police, and took his cell phone and TransPass before getting off the bus at 52nd and Haverford Avenue.

Surveillance footage from the bus that shows the trio was released by police on Wednesday. The primary suspect is described as a black man between 18 and 21 who is 5 feet 10 and weighs 200 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, and had a short haircut and a mustache.

The suspect’s first accomplice is described as a black man between 18 and 21 who is 5 feet 10 and weighs about 160 pounds. He wore a green T-shirt that said “Dirty Clean,” tan pants and a camouflage cap. The second is described as a black man the same age who is 5 feet 11 and weighs about 170 pounds. He wore a white T-shirt, blue jeans, a lanyard around his neck and a black and blue baseball cap and had shoulder-length braided hair.

Tipsters should contact the Southwest Detective Division at 215-686-3183, the police tip line at 215-686-8477 or submit a tip online.