Man beaten with rock outside NoLibs home

Police are looking for a suspect who beat a man with a rock early Friday in Northern Liberties.

Investigators said the incident happened shortly after midnight outside a home on the 1000 block of North Leithgow Street.

A 44-year-old man was just about to enter his house when an unknown man walked up behind him and struck him on the back of the head with a plastic bag that had a large rock inside, according to police.

Police said the suspect then rifled through the victim’s pockets, taking an iPhone 4S and a wallet containing identification and $55 in cash. 

The victim was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition with a severe head wound.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-9-inch tall black male in his 40s with a slim to medium build and a beard with no mustache.

Police said Saturday afternoon the investigation remained ongoing, and that no arrests had yet been made.

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