Sunday, February 14, 2016

Police: Man beaten with pool ball during attack in Juniata Park bar

Philadelphia Police Department

Police are looking for three people accused of beating and robbing a man early Wednesday during a game of pool at a Juniata Park bar. Investigators released surveillance video of the attack in an attempt to identify those responsible.

Police said the victim, 33, was playing pool with three men inside Billy Blues Pub at 1559 E. Hunting Park Ave. around 1:30 a.m., when an argument erupted.

During the dispute, one of the men allegedly used a pool ball to beat the victim in the face and head as the two other men punched him in the face.

The suspects took $300 and a Boost mobile phone from the victim’s pocket before fleeing the bar, police said.

They are described as a 6-foot-tall black male between the ages of 25 and 30 with a stocky build, a 5-foot-5-inch-tall black male between the ages of 25 and 30 wearing all black clothing, and a Hispanic man wearing a white tank top.

Anyone with information on the suspects or crime is asked to contact the East Detective Division at 215-686-3243 or 3244, or to submit an anonymous tip by dialing 215-686-TIPS (8477) or texting PPD TIP (8477).

Contact Alex Wigglesworth at 215-854-2305 or Follow @phila_lex on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443; Follow @phillynews on Twitter.
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